24 December 2020

Brussels: Parks & Recreation

Asya Al Marhubi, Communications Officer at REVOLVE and researcher with a background in environmental policy analysis and multi-sectoral partnership research.

Asya Al Marhubi

Communications Officer at REVOLVE and researcher with a background in environmental policy analysis and multi-sectoral partnership research.

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With over 8,000 hectares of green spaces, the City of Brussels offers residents a wide range of green areas to enjoy. From protected natural areas, historic parks, and public gardens to the plans for more trees and bike lanes throughout the city, there are 28m2 of green space per inhabitant. These spaces improve quality of life and wellbeing by offering residents a refuge from the urban jungle, reducing air and noise pollution, protecting urban biodiversity, mitigating extreme weather events, among other benefits. Join us on a walk through some of these iconic spaces: the Sonian Forest, the Bois de la Cambre, Brussels Park, and Cinquantenaire Park. Brussels is a founding member of Cities4Forests.

Photography by Wilhelm Westergren.
Green spaces support the water cycle by allowing stormwater to evaporate or return to the soil and replenish water tables. Sonian Forest.
Green spaces encourage physical activities that promote human health such as walking, running, and cycling. Brussels Park.

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