SkyscraperCity banner
1 - 16 of 16 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
123 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Hey, just wondering what your city has to offer park and rec wise. Please include pictures. :horse:
 

·
By Spirit
Joined
·
25,912 Posts
Within Singapore CBD downtown, there are several parks:

Marina City Park




Fort Canning Park




Esplanade Walk





these are the main parks within the downtown, there are smaller pockets as well.
 

·
spaghetti polonaise
Joined
·
2,532 Posts
Hamburg

Stadtpark (City Park)




Park "Planten un Blomen"






Map of "Planten un Blomen" and the Park "Große Wallanlagen"


Alsterwiesen (Alster Meadows)



the Alster lake and the surrounding greens itself



Volkspark Altona, the biggest park in Hamburg with 153 hectare


the northern bank of the Elbe river


Jenisch Park (with a view onto the Elbe river)



Öjendorfer Park


Friedhof Ohlsdorf (afaik the biggest park cemetery in the world. It is even bigger than the Stadtpark above)


There are a lot more parks (even big ones) in Hamburg. Also some forests and the biggest private run zoo in the world: Hagenbecks Tierpark. But I don't have the time to post them all. (I don't even know all).
 

·
By Spirit
Joined
·
25,912 Posts
Outside the CBD of Singapore, there is also

Night Safari and Zoological Gardens



A participant from the crowd



Shadow, the beautiful Cougar


Keep a look out for the Malayan Tapir, along the tram route


The elusive armoured Indian rhino


A pair of shy slow loris


A camouflaged clouded leopard


Homo sapiens


A serval demonstrating its impressive leaping ability





Bird Park

some pics I took





pics by Ray






There is also the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, containing virgin rainforest on a hill, and Sungei Buloh Wetlands Reserve. More pics later.
 

·
Moderator
Joined
·
121,921 Posts
Hong Kong

Out of the total 1,092 square kilometres of land, about three-quarters is countryside. Scenically, Hong Kong has a great deal to offer - a landscape rising from sandy beaches and rocky foreshores to heights of almost 1,000 metres, woodlands and mountain ranges covered by open grassland and a variety of scenic vistas rarely, if ever, matched in so small a territorial unit.

Country Parks are designated for the purposes of nature conservation, countryside recreation and outdoor education. Special Areas are created mainly for the purpose of nature conservation. Preserve your countryside and observe country codes.

The Parks: A total of 23 Country Parks and 15 Special Areas (11 of which lie inside Country Parks) have been established. They cover a total area of 41 582 hectares. The Country Parks comprise scenic hills, woodlands, reservoirs and coastline in all parts of Hong Kong.

The four long-distance hiking trails are very popular among hikers. The MacLehose Trail (100 km) traverses the New Territories from Sai Kung in the east to Tuen Mun in the west. The Lantau Trail (70 km) is a circular trail on Lantau Island. The Hong Kong Trail (50 km) traverses all the five Country Parks on Hong Kong Island. The Wilson Trail (78 km) opened in January 1996 stretches from Stanley in the south of Hong Kong Island to Nam Chung in the north of the New Territories.

High Island















Lion Rock







Other Countryside Areas - View from Tiu Tang Lung



Crescent Island & Double Island



Yan Chau Tong Marine Park



Tung Ping Chau



Tung Lung Chau



Wilson Trail













Ma On Shan

 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,037 Posts
^Everytime i see pictures like that i think our Monachy should let us in Buckingham Palace Gardens for free and year round, afterall it is ours ;)
 

·
Cosa dire cosa fare
Joined
·
3,439 Posts
Several parks in Antwerp:


1. Stadspark (City Park) (Antwerp)

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=202526
(don't know whether you can see the pics, at this moment, I don't)


2. Albertpark (Albert Park, named after King Albert 1) (Antwerp)





(that little white men don't belong in there ^^)


3. Harmonie (Harmony) (Antwerp)


4. Nachtegalenpark (Nightingales' Park) (Antwerp/Wilrijk)


(at the right side, you can see the entrance of the Craeybeckxtunnel, the beginning of the E19 Antwerp-Brussels, and my house is just beside the photo :)

Consists of:

4a. Den Brandt

















4b. Vogelenzang (Birds' Singing)

4c. Middelheim (Open Air Museum)

http://carolien.ulyssis.org/fotodir2/Uitstap/Middelheim/





http://www.belgiumdigital.com/albums/e10/middelheim_fall/page_01.htm









http://www.sculpture.org/documents/parksdir/p&g/middle/midd10.htm



http://www.dma.be/cultuur/musea/mopen.htm




5. Rivierenhof (Deurne)
















6. Boekenbergpark (Borgerhout)






(a little museum)












7. Brialmontforten (Brialmont's Fortresses) (Merksem, Wommelgem, Borsbeek, Mortsel, Edegem, Wilrijk, Hoboken)

http://www.fortenantwerpen.be/
(go to 'fotogallerij')


8. Te Boelaarpark (Borgerhout)


9. Brilschans (Berchem)


10. Kielpark (Antwerp)


11. Oude Landen (Old Countries) (Ekeren)














12. Groot Buitenschoor (Antwerp)


13. Kuifeend (Antwerp)


14. Galgeschoor (Lillo)


15. Muizenbroek (Antwerp)


16. Sint-Annabos (Linkeroever)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,013 Posts
The Best Park: the park near my home

The Best Recreational Facility: my school (believe me, studying is my best recreation. ^O^)
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
7,712 Posts
Limited to Arnhem 'gemeente' (council) only:

Lauwersgracht, Arnhem was the first city in Netherlands to be allowed to tear down city walls, parks were built with new districts built on the other side. After Napoléon was defeated, and before Belgium went independent this was.



Soon after van Heemstra acquired lands, built a Belvedére with money from his Paris friends helping him to extend the park; Sonsbeek: an exposition location, EU's #4 or so when with Kassel's Dokumenta as #1.







My fascination with skylines and tall buildings was developed on top of the top right building (only 11 storeys actually) when my father worked there and the then tallest in the country was built somewhere else in Arnhem. I recently found out about Highland Games being held at Sonsbeek Park :D. It borders Zijpendaal:



www.mooigelderland.nl offers loads more. Yet not from the cricket played there.

further north and uphill:





I should specify: uphill is from some 35ft above sealevel upto 250-300 (and rising!) ft over a distance of just a few miles. Looking, for steep hills in this flat country, ought to lead you to the Arnhem area.

Outside of the city but still in the 'gemeente';



towards Oosterbeek (Hartenstein, Airborne, battle ground 1944)





Straight next to the Rhine, it's Bovenlangs and Onderlangs; one street uphill (former hospital, museum, station) with splendid views over Onderlangs, Art School with new Dance School in the subterranean building:



This ^spot is stunning; you're standing next to a great river, thousands of people do all arts except opera, even under the ground you're standing on. And if you still don't like it, Amsterdam's 64 minutes, Frankfurt 2:44hrs plus that little walk uphill, 5 minutes at the most. Across the Rhine, new parks were developed because Arnhem is not allowed to build urban parts any further along the Rhine. ***** have been put further away from the river, thus enabling a larger overflow of water, should it come. Like from melting snow on the Alps.

Meinerswijk (recently discovered ruins of a 9th century castle/fortress), the river is The Rhine. You'll find Scottish Highlander cows and bulls and modern art. Weird mixture!



Welsh dubbers Zion Train played this park in 2003: it marks the south border where you litereally smell Nijmegen (Weurt's power plant) already.



A terrible decision was taken. Presikhaaf mansion was torn down. This is the park:



So, that's your lot! Arnhem, like Kassel rates amongst the greatest park cities. I have excluded all the Burgers Zoo, Burgers Desert, Burgers Ocean and Burgers Safari plus Openluchtmuseum on purpose. Including neighbouring towns and villages would be overdoing. Should you want more: searches should read: Rosendael - Biljoen - Rhederoord - Middachten - Doorwerth - Doornenburg - Gelderse Toren - Bilderberg etc.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
44 Posts
parks in Kassel, Germany. This is a municipal park near the city.









this is great:





Now we come to the real park!








 

·
Registered
Joined
·
44 Posts
That is possible in winter at the mountain


On the first i forget this one and posted something double.
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
21,750 Posts
Shrewsbury is a pretty small town (only about 70,000 population) but we have some nice parks.

This aerial view of the town shows its location in a lop of the River Severn in Western England. The area in the bottom left corner of the loop is a large park called the quarry:



In the middle of that park there is a small floral garden called 'the dingle' which is quite cute but most of the parkis generally used for walking, jogging, dog-walking, sunbathing, frisbee throwing, football playing etc:



In the summer there is one of the UK's largest flower shows in the quarry and there is a rowing regatta and dragon boat race festival on the river too.

There are other parks around the town but this is the biggest, most sports facilities like football and rugby pitches, tennis courts, skateboard ramps, cricket fields and basketball courts are in the suburbs out of the picture. Within 5-10 miles of the town centre is some of England's finest scenery too :)
 

·
Me&Me
Joined
·
1,037 Posts
some of the parks of Madrid

parque del retiro- 118 hectareas (retiro park)

















quinta de los molinos





fuente del berro






parque del oeste










casa de campo











jardines de sabatini











campo del moro








 
1 - 16 of 16 Posts
Top