The Risøbank area was opened to the public after the state bought the area from the Salvesen family i 1969. Forestation was started in the late 1800s.
Furulunden – the Risøbank area has a network of paths and woodland roads. The topography makes access fairly simple, also for the disabled.
The Risøbank area is renowned for its beautiful beaches, but here, as in the rest of Furulunden, you can experience varied nature, teeming with birds. There is also a permanent flock of roe-deer.
Families with small children will take great pleasure in visiting the playgrounds in Furulunden. At Lillebanken the playground is in water. At Rundingen playground children can experience excitement in a safe environment.
You can find safe barbecues at Rundingen, Lillebanken and Verksletta.
Also worth a visit is the summer residence of Lord Salvesen at Risøbank.
The residence, which is now owned by the community, is used for diverse purposes, and has impressive buildings with a greenhouse and an English-style park.
English translation: Kirsti Birkeland og Liv Smith