This is a perfect playground when you want to combine shopping and still take your baby out. It finds its self right next to big Shopping mall: Novy Smichov on Andel - big transportation knot. It took me half a year to discover it, although I had heard about it many times from other Prague 5 residents. Its very well hidden and on the first look you wouldn’t even think that there might be a beautiful hidden playground.
It is one of my favourite ones, not only because I found 1000 CZK on the pavement there half a year ago :-)Since my husband is very creative and has 4 children in total counting our 2 boys, this was was a perfect place to take all 4 of them, aged 13,11, 2 and 1. Not only has it an area for bigger kids, but also for toddlers. The bigger ones were hanging on all kinds of nets and wooden constructions, as well as skateboarding on metal ramps. The babies were swinging and sliding in the fenced area for smaller kids. It is surrounded by buildings and fences, so there is no way any of them would end up under a truck or tram.
The park is covered in beautiful high trees that provide plenty of shade. There is a great view on the whole Prague too and dogs are not allowed in the park so you don’t have to worry about the kids walking in poop. So all in all it’s perfect for picnics.
There is a long metal toboggan in the hill, that kids just love. Make sure, you put on some comfortable shoes. Last time I went there with the boys, I got motivated by Sex in the City and strolled to the park in high heals. The other mums must have had a lot of fun observing me running up and down the hill, securing my sons safe journey from the slide back up the hill. The stairs - if you can call them stairs - are muddy and steep and I had problems carrying myself, not to mention carrying Marcus all the way up as well. The positive is, you don’t need any other exercise for the rest of the week. 10 times up and down will keep you fit.
When the kids get hungry or too hot, we take advantage of Novy Smichov Shopping Centre which is full of restaurants and shops.
Closest International hotels: Moevepick, Ibis, Angelo, Andels
ADDRESS: Holečkova street, Prague 5 - Smichov
DIRECTIONS: Easily reached by public transport: take the yellow (B) Metro to station ANDEL or trams 4, 7, 9, 10 and 12 to tram stop ANDEL. If driving you will find a huge car park underneath the Novy Smichov Shopping Centre.
The best way to get there is to take the lift to the first floor of in the Novy Smichov Shopping Centre at Andel. There you will find a connecting bridge over the main road that links you directly to the park.
Closest playground: Destky Ostrov playground