Summertime at the Kralingse Plas means barbeques. Come here on a sunny weekend and you’ll find it rather difficult to get a good spot. But you’ll also find Rotterdammers of all ages, colors and social classes enjoying what undoubtedly is the best park in town. The park, centered around a large lake, is a real treat. I am here at least once or twice a week, if not on my regular running round then with my daughter chasing the goats and chicken at the petting zoo (she’s one year old, so it’s OK for her to do it).
In recent years both the lake and the park have been revitalized as an Urban Habitat. A huge amount of work has been done to make both the area more nature-friendly. This transformation probably goes unnoticed by most visitors, but the influence on the habitability of the area is nevertheless quite significant.
The new, improved Kralingse Plas features a spawn ladder and a boardwalk over newly created marsh areas along the banks, a fish-friendly pumping station, a diversified fish population and cleaned-up lake bottom. Together, these changes really add an extra dimension to what already was a very attractive spot.
Kralingse Bos | Relaxing | Free