Parc Émile-Dupont Geneva

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Parc Émile-Dupont – Fun for all ages

Apparently, there once lived a guy named Émile Dupont and someone decided to name a park after him. That’s all I know about that person, but if he was half as fun as this park is, he must have been one awesome dude!

Hiding behind what appears to be the front gates of heaven or an oil tycoon’s mansion, the park has the best playground I have ever seen, with structures that will test your balance and power to resist centrifugal force. The first time I went there was at ten in the evening, so there were no kids around and I went crazy.

If you are an adult though, and do not want to seem creepy and scare parents, I advise you take a sports bag and towel, and hit the open air gym on the grown-up side of the park, with exercise machines that work with the user’s body weight. Unfortunately they do exactly what they are supposed to, so I gave up trying to lift myself up pretty quickly. The majority of my body weight is not located in my biceps…

Despite the humbling realization every time I go to this park that I have weak arms, I have tremendous amounts of fun on the playground structures. The Émile Dupont park is also beautiful, calm and grassy, which makes it a great place to hang out, have a picnic and never grow up.

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Details about this spot



Avenue du Plateau 1, Geneva

Opening Times

24 hours daily
Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)