Parks in Brussels
Brussels is very well known for being a green city. Not only is the city surrounded by green woods, there are also plenty of parks in town. Here are some examples:
Parc Léopold or Leopoldspark is a public park located within the Leopold Quarter (European Quarter) of Brussels, adjacent to the Paul-Henri Spaak building, where the European Parliament seats. The building of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences is also located in the park.
Jubelpark or Parc du Cinquantenaire, is a large public, urban park in the eastern part of the European Quarter in Brussels, Belgium. Most buildings of the U-shaped complex were built for the 1880 National Exhibition commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of Belgian independence. The centrepiece, built in iron, glass and stone is a triumphal arch, symbolising the economic and industrial performance of Belgium. In the parc you can find 3 musea: The Royal Military Museum, the Cinquantenaire Art Museum and the AutoWorld Museum.
Parc Astrid or Astridpark is an urban public park in Anderlecht, Brussels, Belgium. It was opened in 1911. Today it carries the name of Astrid of Sweden. Football club R.S.C. Anderlecht plays its home matches in the Constant Vanden Stock Stadium. The Anderlecht football stadium is also referred to as Parc Astrid.
Bois de la Cambre/Ter Kamerenbos, is considered by many as one of the finest parks in Brussels. It was created in 1861 and queens and Kings regularly visited this park. The main road crossing the park is closed in Saturdays and Sundays during sping and summer time. around the lake has been closed to traffic on Saturdays and Sundays since the 1990s.
Parc de Bruxelles or Warandepark is the largest urban public park in the city center of Brussels. It is surrounded by the Royal Palace of Brussels, the Belgian parliament and the U.S.A. embassy. In the summer, free parties are organized every weekend in the heart of this park.