Finally we got around to visit the Rhodo Park in South Haaga the right time of the year. The rhododendron had lovely colourful flowers, the park overall is very tidy, and also accessible by wheelchair. A nice place for a little evening walk (or run and climb for some… some even found interesting ways to smell the flowers…). The park is at the end of Laajasuontie in Haaga, and you’ll see it when you get there. Even though I was surprised to see that there was partly “normal” forest there too!
There are a fair few parks with “something” to visit in the Helsinki area. Here are a few maybe a bit less known suggestions that are nice even with small children and are pretty easy to access even if you don’t have heaps of time:
- Marketta park in Espoo has a sculpture park too
- Children’s art park in Huopalahti, Helsinki
- Tervasaari, by Kruununhaka, Helsinki. A tiny island accessible by bridge
- Children’s traffic park with pedal cars by Aurora
- The winter and rose gardens by Töölö bay
- The botanical gardens in Kaisaniemi
- The family trail in Tali forest with gym equipment for adults, climbing frames for kids as well as hidden wooden animals to be found.