Ķemeri Forest house is really cool outdoors tourism attraction located close to Jūrmala
The park centre is located in Ķemeri, in the “Forest House” . We first discovered this place back in Spring 2018 and made some nice hiking in the area, see: Hiking Trails in Kemeri National Park (Near Forest House)
We have been returning here for a few more times ever since.
Forest House in Ķemeri
The history of the “Tree House” dates back to the summer of 1933, when in the newly constructed building, a centre for sports and recreation (arch. Fridrihs Skujiņš) was opened, pleasing the visitors with “a exemplary shooting range, various American sport type apparatus, ping-pong, bowling alley, billiards, chess and bridge premises, good beer, delicious tea and coffee”.
Later the sport centre was changed into a restaurant “Fun mosquito”, which was operating up until World War II and offered fine meals for the resort guests, and the dinner entertainment included dancing and cabaret.
Forest house from a drone flight
During the Soviet era, it hosted a children’s sanatorium. Now, it is the ĶNP administration and information centre, as well as Nature School organizing various events of nature education activities.