Living at the ‘Kop van Zuid’, in an area where former harbour activities made room for ambitious development, is great.
We’ve got some amazing architecture on the south bank, low and high tides in the harbours. Iconic monuments: Poortgebouw, Entrepot building & harbour (Ik Woon Vintage) and old train bridge De Hef, but very little space for public green.
Old houses at the Rosestraat were demolished and future developments slowed down to a minimum, giving space to temporary alternatives here like De Hefpark.
I love my park.
A lovely neighbourhood initiative grew into an attractive green oasis, giving a worthy entrance to Kop van Zuid. I saw the Fruit trees, grasses, herbs, vegetables and flowers grow, in this unfenced green space squeezed between the Rosestraat, Oranjeboomstraat and Roentgenstraat. Not only for the neighbourhood, but also nice for visitors to discover and enjoy.
Landscaped paths laid out for a stroll through the park, a giant challenging BMX cross-track (starting high-up from the old Hef-bridge-foundation – meandering through the park) installed for tough kids with their BMX bikes, a kids zip-line, wooden furniture for a picnic (buy food to-go in the Entrepotbuilding), a green house for neighbourhood gatherings, beach volleyball, free book sharing…
We just need a swing for adults to make it perfect for me. 🙂
Take the Willemsbridge when going to Kop van Zuid, as you’ll pass The Hefpark on your way to Entrepot.
Meet locals, join in to help gardening or just relax and read a book.
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