Ladronka might have been a calm and empty park a few years ago. But since city hall renewed the paths and added free open air fitness stops, the park is crowded with bikers, in-line skaters and runners. Luckily there are still few places to rest, so do not feel pressed to come and sweat only.
In the middle of the park is an ancient manor, which gave the park its name and the history of the place sounds according to modern hurried times like this: vineyards of Charles IV. (14th century), manor of Filip Ferdinand de la Crone (17th century), destroyed (19th century), housing for few families (first half of 20th century), storehouse (second half of 20th century), housing for squatters and center of alternative culture (1993 – 2000).
In Ladronka park you can go running, in-line skating, play Frisbee, beach volleyball (CZK 300 per hour), and do hundreds of other activities you think of when you see an open green plain. If you love in-line skating, rent a pair of skates in the manor. The rental is open Mon – Fri 14:00 – 21:00 and from 10:00 – 21:00 on weekends, from 1 April. One pair for 1 hour costs CZK 90 and gets cheaper with every person. You can also rent a ball, frisbee, pétanque or badminton set, which must be really interesting to play on this windy hill.
Get sporty! Or just go for a walk for one beer :-).