Malmö parks and gardens

Malmö has lots of parks; Folkets Park, Slottsparken, Pildammsparken and Kungsparken, that form a green corridor between seafront Ribersborg and the Stadion area of town to the north-east

  • Pildammsparken in Malmö

Pildammsparken in Malmö

Pildammsparken is Malmö’s biggest park. It has a grand flower avenue, harking back to the days of the Baltic exhibition in 1914. Expect to get duck-filled ponds, open lawns and beautiful groves. Go here for scenic jogging and the free theatre and concerts summertime.

Folkets Park is the oldest of Malmö’s parks, dating from the early 19th century. Once upon a time it was the only place to go in Malmö for the working class to have a bit of fun; with a theatre, a bandstand and other attractions. The city has added to the attractions here, especially for children, with an amusement park, childrens’ stage, zoo and “kid-friendly” rabbits, sheep, goats, chickens, as well as pony riding.

Kungsparken was the first large park to be established in Malmö, and was opened in 1872 by the Swedish King Oscar II. This park is filled with flowers, rare trees and shady avenues. In the style of the time, an artificial grotto was constructed which still survives today. You'll also find a restaurant dating back to 1912 in Kungsparken - today, this building houses Malmö's Casino. So, if you fancy a flutter in horticultural environs this is the place to go.

Slottsparken meanwhile, has large wooded areas with lawns, ponds and sculptures, the most famous one being the "Man and Pegasus" by world-renowned Swedish sculptor Carl Milles. Slottsparken is also home to The City Library consisting of the old and new part. The new part of the building; "Calendar of Light", a glass and sandstone work-of-art construction alone is worth a visit to this park.

A relatively recent addition to the park is the "Queen Silvia Rose Garden" which is simply wonderful.

Go here for more on Malmö’s parks and gardens in the spring 


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