Stromovka, alias Royal Enclosure, could be just as well labelled Prague Central Park. This large green oasis embraces small lakes and full-grown trees that provide such pleasant dappled shade. It is an ideal place for picnics, family outings; a place where mums can enjoy pushing their prams around and the older generation can sit on one of the many benches and watch the world go by. From one side Stromovka is easily accessible directly from tram stops. From the other side you can even hop on a steamer that goes directly from the park, it paddles up the northern edge of the park, unless you exit the boat on the other side and head to Troja and the ZOO. What was in the past a game park currently serves mainly for recreation, but it offers so much more than that. In the Planetarium of City Prague close to Výstaviště (Exhibition Grounds) you can watch educational programmes about planets and other interesting places of Universe. Small kids can make use of a playground that has recently been renovated.
We have recently heard about this famous park mainly in connection with two accidents. One was to do with the fire of the left wing of Industrial Palace, and the second one was caused by the landslide that happened during the tunnelling of the city ring road. Because the park is a favourite destination of Praguers as well as visitors to the city, these events awoke lots of attention indeed.
Refreshment: restaurace Staročeská rychta na Výstavišti
WC: In restaurants
Attractions:Suitable for families with children, tourists. Possible to walk to ZOO and Botanical Garden, dogs yes, points of natural interest, Planetarium, Výstaviště (Exhibition Grounds)
Children and sport
Cycle paths: YES
Sports ground:In the neighbourhood TK Sparta Praha – tennis courts
Playground: YES 2x
How to get to the park
Public transport: Výstaviště, tram. n. 5, 12, 14, 15, 17, 53, 54, Sibiřské nám., bus n. 131, by the steamer from Rašín Embankment.
GPS location: 50˚ 6' 27.80" N 14˚ 25' 12.53" E
Parking: : By Výstaviště (Exhibition Grounds) or in Bubeneč
Road surface: Turf and asphalt
Operator: Capital City Prague
Opening hours:: all-year-round
PDF map available for downloading (PDF, 891 kB)
- 27. May 2009
- 27. May 2009
Responsibility:: Editorial Office