Parks and gardens
Brussels is one of the most green European capitals. Lots of parks and gardens are present in the city. Each of them possess their own history, organization, sculptures, architecture, trees,...
- Map with the green spaces on the territory of Brussels (PDF, 8.35 MB) (in Dutch)
- Map with the green spaces on the territory of Brussels (PDF, 8.53 MB) (in French)
- Avenue de Versailles
- Bois de la Cambre
- Cimetière de Bruxelles (cemetery)
- Cimetière de Haren (cemetery)
- Cimetière de Laeken (cemetery)
- Cimetière de Neder-Over-Heembeek (cemetery)
- Cité Modèle
- Jardin Colonial (managed by Bruxelles Environnement)
- Jardin de la Tour japonaise (managed by Bruxelles Environnement)
- Jardin de la Vallée du Maelbeek
- Jardin de l'Abbaye de La Cambre (managed by Bruxelles Environnement)
- Jardin du Mont des Arts (managed by Bruxelles Environnement)
- Jardin du Pavillon chinois (managed by Bruxelles Environnement)
- Jardins du Fleuriste (managed by Bruxelles Environnement)
- Parc Cortenbach
- Parc de Bruxelles (Brussels Park)
- Parc de Haren
- Parc de la Cathédrale Saints-Michel-et-Gudule (managed by Bruxelles Environnement)
- Parc de la Porte de Hal (managed by Bruxelles Environnement)
- Parc de Laeken (managed by Bruxelles Environnement)
- Parc d'Egmont
- Parc d'Osseghem
- Parc du Cinquantenaire (managed by Bruxelles Environnement)
- Parc du Solarium
- Parc du Verregat
- Parc Léopold
- Parc Marie Popelin (Parc des Brigittines)
- Parc Maximilien
- Parc Meudon
- Parc Simone de Beauvoir (parc Fontainas)
- Parc Sobieski (managed by Bruxelles Environnement)
- Parc 't Oogenblik
- Passage Ter Helst
- Petit Chemin Vert
- Place Espace Dolto
- Plaine de Hollande
- Quai au Foin
- Square 21 juillet
- Square Ambiorix
- Square de Meeûs
- Square Frère-Orban
- Square J. Jacobs
- Square Jan Palfijn
- Square Marguerite Duras
- Square Petit Sablon (managed by Bruxelles Environnement)
- Square Prince Léopold
- Val du Bois des Béguines
- Val Maria
- Regulation of parks, green spaces and playgrounds managed by the City of Brussels (PDF, 254.72 KB) (in French)
Authorization for activities
Parks, green spaces and playgrounds of the City of Brussels are ideal places to organize events. To be able to organize these events, a demand of authorization must be introduced at the City of Brussels:
Before filling the form, some important rules in parks:
- Electricity: all the sites not being equipped by the City, the organizer will have to ask for an opening at Sibelga.
- Water: the organizer will introduce an official demand at Vivaqua, the intermunicipal water company.
- Cleaning: the organizer must keep the site clean during and after the activity.
- Infrastructures: the City of Brussels refuses any installation of infrastructure on lawns as well as any suspension of material in trees or on plants.
- Vehicles: the City of Brussels accepts only exceptionally the access of vehicles in parks, green spaces and playgrounds. Any parking is forbidden.
- Fire: flames (thus barbecues) are forbidden in green spaces, except in places especially made for that purpose.
- Guarantee and fee: for each occupation, a guarantee is required, an additional charge depends on the type of activity.
Any demand of activity in a classified site is subjected to the authorization of Bruxelles Développement urbain.
If the green space is managed by the Brussels Capital Region, the request has to be done in writing to Bruxelles Environnement.
This calendar of the Bois de la Cambre contains the allowed events in the park: sports games, family events, parties and potential small events for students (at the end of the exams or the beginning of the school year). During some weekends the rest is guaranteed for residents and walkers:
- Occupation schedule of the Bois de le Cambre 2017 (PDF, 1.40 MB) (update: 10 May 2017)
The Bois de la Cambre can also be closed to traffic at certain times for security reasons or because of the weather. More info: