There are quite a few green places in Warsaw (Warsaw is one of the greenest capital cities in Europe!). My personal choice will always be forests over parks and rivers over ponds.
Las Kabacki is a nature reserve situated in the very south of Warsaw, quite near to the last underground station Kabaty (hence: Las Kabacki). The most obvious activities include walking, jogging, taking a dog for a walk (keep it on the line – it’s obligatory!) or riding a buke but you will be surprised about the things you can do there.
There are many places where you can stop to take a rest (benches and small huts). The flora will surprise you with sudden colours and the fauna will show some animals you have probably never seen.
In the forest itself you will find many attractions for children, and if you walk/ ride as far as Powsin (the very end of the forest, a brisk walk of about 1 – 1.5 hours from the underground), you will have the chance to rest under artificial palm trees, drink Polish beer and eat smoked sausages or play sports on one of many courts and pitches.
There is also a very beautiful botanical garden there so you’ll certainly not be disappointed. Also in the winter time, many people jog here (yes, they do). I sometimes do ski jogging (you can borrow skis in Warsaw for example in Powsin).
Las Kabacki is quite popular among foreigners. Check it out in spring 2013.
Las Kabacki | Relaxing | Free
Entrance ul. Nowoursynowska
24 hours daily