This park is easily the most iconic park in Geneva, with proximity to Nations and Jardin Botanique. Legend has it that the wife of the former owner of the buildings in this park exclaimed “indeed this is the pearl of the lake!” while looking at the beautiful view across the lake.
For a local, this park is synonymous with summer picnics and activities. Many city initiatives take place here including fet de la musique, dancing workshops, and cine transat – a movie played on a big screen with a projector. Alas, COVID impact means these no longer take place in the post-COVID era but chances are they will return by 2022.
The beauty of the park lies in the presence of so many deciduous trees that are home to a variety of birds, and their beautiful chirpings at dawn/dusk can help you realize how many birds rely on this park’s trees. An activity I can recommend is installing the app birdNET and trying to find the identified birds.
The caveat is that on the other side of the park lies a busy street called Rue de Lausanne and sometimes it interferes with the joy of listening to birds sing. These cars moving at 60 kmph make a loud noise annoying the residents and the visitors alike, but that is the price we pay for living in a city, isn’t it?