Lund City Park
The City Park is Lund’s most popular park and attracts visitors of all ages and interests. People looking for a break from the noise of the city will find peace in the trickling fountain, if you want to observe the beautiful exotic birds, check out the aviaries in the northern part of the park. For those more active, here's an outdoor gym, a boulder and a skateboard park. Young visitors will enjoy Lund’s largest and most visited playground.
Garden of Sun and Shade
The Garden of Sun and Shade (Solens och skuggans trädgård) is located near the playground and the bird aviaries. Fields of perennials, shrubs, cropped and shaped trees, and bulbs spread out in a strict pattern from the northern entrance to the medieval city rampart. The garden is home to about 7000 perennials. There are about 40 different mixes of species, made up of about 70 different species of perennials. You can find a list of all species and their location in the folder under the related documents below.
The large number of old trees in the park have created good conditions for a variety of rare species. A so-called fauna depot with dead tree trunks has been created in the park's southern dense curtain of bushes and trees, attracting a large number of insects. Among the most endangered species found in this area is the EU-prioritised chernetid pseudoscorpion (Anthrenochernes stellae), which is why the area has been designated a NATURA 2000 area. There are about 650 trees of different species in the City Park, several of which are rare.
Playground and bird aviaries
The playground consists of a futuristic, hilly, rubberised landscape with climbing course, trampoline, and slide. The large climbing net can be seen from far away. There are also swings and an exciting hornbeam tree maze. For the smaller children, there is a quiet corner in the shade with a play train and sandbox. Part of the playground has mini-buildings that smaller children can climb on and crawl around in. All of the buildings are linked to the 1907 Lund Exhibition. The playground also offers benches, seats under cover, and a public grill. Toilets are found nearby at the bird aviaries.
Söderlyckan Skatepark is 1500 square metres large with three levels of difficulty. There are also green areas, seating and toilets. Kickbike riders are welcome up until 16:00 on weekdays and up until 14:00 on weekends. Parents and visitors who are not riding are asked to stay outside of the ramp areas. Cycling is not allowed.
Training and exercise
At the outdoor gym, you can exercise free of charge 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you enjoy long-distance running, the 10 km Hardebergaspåret trail starts from Mejeriet in the City Park.
There are three beach courts. Handball nets and beach volleyball nets are available between 1 April and 30 September. The courts are reserved by sports clubs at certain times, primarily Mondays-Thursdays in the evenings.
The parkour-inspired course is near the beach courts. The equipment and the soft rubber base can be used for parkour and for play and other spontaneous training.
A large climbing boulder is located near the beach courts, parkour area, and gym. All climbing is done at your own risk.
There are benches, a water supply point, and public grill nearby. Toilets can be found at the café (Stadsparkscaféet), the arena, and the indoor swim centre (Högevallsbadet).
City Park's development
The City Park celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2011, and that same year became part of the European Garden Heritage Network. The first stage of the development plan adopted for the park in 2009 was initiated in 2011. This was followed by the creation of a new playground, outdoor gym, and several different activity areas. Söderlyckan Skatepark and the Garden of Sun and Shade were completed in 2016. Observatory Park (Observatorieparken), which is now a part of the City Park, is undergoing restoration in 2018.
Opening times: Open all year round, all day.
- Shop: No.
- Tea Room/ Restaurant: Yes.
- WC: Yes (in the restaurant, by the bird aviaries and by the skateboard park)
- Parking: Car park by the Arena, immediately west of the park.
- Seats and benches: Yes.
- Accessibility – in the park/ garden from the car park: 10 minutes' walk from the city center and train station.
- The main paths are suitable for visitors with limited mobility.
- Dogs are to be kept on leash. Use your poop scoop.
- Biking is not allowed in the park.