PRAGUE’S BEST PARKS

This city of beautiful buildings also has many generous and inviting green spaces. With so many it’s impossible to list them all, here are the parks that you definitely mustn’t miss while studying at the University of New York in Prague.

RIEGROVY SADY

Everything you need from an inner-city park. Vinohrady’s Riegrovy Sady has spectacular castle views, room to throw a frisbee, shady areas for chilling out on a picnic blanket and is home to cafes and one of the biggest beer gardens in Prague, complete with projector screen for outdoor sports viewing.

HAVLÍČKOVY SADY

A charming, manicured park in Vršovice, Havlíčkovy Sady is the second largest park in the city, and even has its own vineyard! Perfect for picnics and sunny strolls, the park’s cafe is housed in the restored 19th century Pavilon Grébovka, which originally served as a casino and bowling attraction.

 LETENSKÉ SADY

Across the bridge in the charming Letná neighborhood, Letenské Sady offers views of Old Town and beyond. In summer grab lunch in the shady beer garden and then catch an event at Stalin, the café and event space under the giant metronome, named for the monument that watched over the area until 1962.

STROMOVKA

Prague’s answer to Central Park, Stromovka was established in 1268 as a royal hunting park. Its 104 hectares are covered in grassy areas, smooth wide paths for rollerblading, horse trails and lakes. A short walk from the zoo (and the zoo ferry!) and Troja’s beautiful botanical gardens, the area is popular with dog walking locals and renting a BBQ from the Grill Park on a Summer day is a must-do. 

PETŘÍN

Covered with winding walkways Petřín's steep, sloping park connects Malá Strana with the castle grounds. Once the site of the castle’s vineyards, now Petrin is famous for its springtime show of cherry blossoms. Hike (or ride the funicular railway) to the top to see the rose garden and get lost in ‘Bludiště’ - the mirror maze. Once back down in Malá Strana be sure to visit some of the traditional pubs in the area for some hearty Czech cuisine

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