Prague Parks and Playgrounds

Stromovka ParkPrague has many parks, both in and outside of the center. There is always a peaceful place nearby to escape the crowds and noise of the city. Your children may appreciate sitting on a bench with an icecream cone or running along the park paths. Many parks also include children's playgrounds.

Below are some playgrounds you will find in the city center:

Petřín
Petřín Hill offers some child-friendly activities. Even if you don't make it up the hill, you can give your kids a good break at the playground that's on the bottom of the hill. It is accessible from Újezd Street and can be found between the funicular station and Hellichova Street.

Shooters Island PlaygroundFranciscan Garden
This is a peaceful garden behind Pasáž Světozor between Vodičkova Street and Jungmannovo Square, not far from Wenceslas Square. It is a pleasant area with paths and benches. There is a small children's playground with a sand box and swings.

Střelecký ostrov (Shooters Island)
Střelecký ostrov is a fun place to take your kids. There's lots of open space for them to run around and they can be entertained on the small obstacle-course playground. The setting on the river makes the location pleasant and the mature trees provide welcome shade in hot weather. There are public restrooms and a restaurant on the island.

Slovanský ostrov (Slavic Island)
You'll find a nice playground between the Žofín Palace and Mánes building. If you have the time and your kids are a bit older, you can rent a pedal boat from one of the rental places right on Slavic Island.

Children's Island PlaygroundDětský ostrov (Children's Island)
As the name suggests, this place is kids' paradise. :) The large playground will entertain children of all ages with various playground equipment year round and water activities on hot summer days. The island sits right next to a boat lock and it can be exciting for children to watch a large boat squeeze by every now and then.

Letná Hill
This large park is worth a visit not only for some of the best views of Prague, but also for its many paths that are great for skateboarding, rollerblading, cycling, and walking. You'll want to keep an eye on your kids and make sure they don't get hit by a passing cyclist or skateboarder. A safe place to take them is one of the playgrounds you can find in the park. You can get to Letná by crossing the Čechův Bridge and climbing up the hill.

If you find yourself outside of the city center or would like to explore a quieter area, you can visit one of the following parks where you'll find nice playgrounds:

Riegrovy Sady
Riegrovy Sady is a large park that's very popular with the residents of Vinohrady and Žižkov who come here to relax, ride bikes, have a beer, and spend time with their kids at the very nice two-level playground. The park is located on a hill from where you can see the Prague Castle in the distance.

Havlíčkovy Sady (Grébovka)
Havlíčkovy Sady in Prague 2, commonly referred to as "Grébovka", is a very nice park to walk around, sit at a café, spend some time at the children's playground, or visit the grotto where your kids can explore the narrow passages. You can have a meal or coffee at the child-friendly café. In warm weather, you can sit at one of the outdoor tables and watch your kids play on the grass area in front.


The PlanetariumStromovka
Stromovka is Prague's largest park and is designed in the style of an English garden. It is located by the Holešovice fairgrounds in Prague 7. The park dates back to the 13th century when it was used as the royal deer hunting field. It contains almost four kilometers of paths that are great for walking, rollerblading or bike riding, large grass areas where your kids can kick a ball or throw a frisbee, and several ponds (bring mosquito repellent if you'd like). You can connect your time at Stromovka with a visit to the Planetarium.