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Local Park: Leiden

There’s a park in the Dutch city of Leiden that’s been given a whole new look. 

The make over is unusual because it’s actually a remake of the original 1920s design.  

It has also got a good football/basketball pitch with an all weather surface, a submerged trampoline area and fantastic wood climbing frame. 

The intention was to recreate the old park design in the heart of the community. It needs to provide sport, play and culture. 


In the war, the parks were used to grow potatoes and the trees were firewood. 

But in time the park slowly changed. Various aspects disappeared. 

Now the park has been restored. 

What a great way of changing a local resource!



One comment on “Local Park: Leiden

  1. suchled
    May 4, 2015

    What I like is that area in the foreground of the picture with the wild grasses. It looks very interesting. Unfortunately in Australia it would be a spot for snakes, unless it was in the inner suburbs.

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