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Parks & nature in Riga

Park
“a lovely big park in the very city center where you can relax, occasionally fond some chess-players or run around with kids :)”
33 locals recommend
Park
“Suitable for nice walk with your beloved one or to have little walk around with all the family. ”
16 locals recommend
Zoo
“Not the best Zoo in the world, but is worth visiting in summer if you've already covered every thing else. Kid's will definitely enjoy it. ”
15 locals recommend
Park
“Close by park, within walking distance. Great place for relaxation or taking the kids out for a walk. ”
22 locals recommend
Park
“Bastion Hill, historical place worth visiting. You can find the closest children playground there and boat tours around Old Riga 'Riga by Canal'.”
17 locals recommend
Park
“The “Riga 2014” culture chalet has been open at the Esplanade in the center of Riga since the 29th of April for all those who take an interest in art and culture. ”
7 locals recommend
Park
“A great destination for picnic, drinks (there's a bar), swim or wakeboaridng. Also one of the destination you can pick for your morning run. Make sure to explore isle on both sides of the bridge that divides it – on the left side you'll find permanent grills and more nice paths for walking.”
12 locals recommend
Park
“The oldest botanical garden in Latvia. In the summer season, you can see the most typical plants in our climate bar. A butterfly house has also recently been created, where you can see butterflies from around the world.”
2 locals recommend
Park
“Historic city park in a serene, landscaped setting featuring an arched gateway, sculptures & ponds”
9 locals recommend
Park
“A less known green, park-like area on the River Daugava (accessible on foot after crossing the Akmens Bridge). A quiet spot for taking a walk and admiring the unusual view to the Old Town.”
7 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“An excellent park for kids to play and also a place where most outdoor concerts take place. In case you are wondering where it is, this is the place. ”
7 locals recommend
Beach
“Vecāķi is a Northern District neighbourhood in Riga, the capital of Latvia. It is one of Riga's neighborhoods lying on the shores of Gulf of Riga, Baltic Sea. Westward Vecāķi is bordered by Vecdaugava – a partial oxbow lake (a dead-end fork of River Daugava that hasn't been cut off from it completely.) Thus Vecāķi offers both freshwater and brackish water bathing places, with the former having a higher water temperature come summer due to the smaller volume of Vecdaugava.”
3 locals recommend
Park
“The total area of Grīziņkalns Park is 10.4 ha. In the park, both local and other species of trees and shrubs, originating in nature, grow more often and less frequently. Already in 1885, the plan for the construction of the city was intended to install a park on a 24-meter high sand dune. The installation of the park continued until 1911. It was built on three terraces: at the very bottom there was a restaurant, a dance floor and a theater; On the second terrace was the promenade square and the porch, but on the third terrace it was planned to create a 65-foot high tower and artificial castle ruins with a cafe and a wine grass, which was not realized. In 1903 a gardener and a sarga house wer”
3 locals recommend
Park
“Most sporty park in town. Do running, skating, skiing, play ball. Or play at the children`s playground. But maybe just chill at the lake. ”
8 locals recommend
Historic Site
“This gateway is the only remaining gate of the Riga city wall. Walking down this street you will also see the only remaining section of the city wall. The buildings, opposite this section of the wall, were originally housing for the city garrison. By the 1850s, the city wall was militarily outdated and the decision to take down changed the city. The little river running around the oldtown is where the original city mote was located. Also you will find that the oldtown is more-or-less surrounded by a park, where the city wall once stood. The bricks and debris of the old city wall were pilled in one place creating the "Bastejkalns" hill in the park. ”
2 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful garden park, very popular in Riga as a place for wedding tradition - newlyweds hanging up the padlock on the bridge”
3 locals recommend