Vasaparken is home to one of Uppsala’s most exciting playgrounds, and the nearby Biotopia museum makes it unmissable for all nature lovers with inquiring minds.
Rosénparken is a little gem of a park, between Upplandsmuseet (County Museum) and Saluhallen (Market Hall), where you can take a break from the bustle of the city. On hot summer days, the proximity to the river Fyrisån and the rippling animation of Asptrappan (an asp ladder) bring a welcome feeling of coolness.
Stadsträdgården (City Garden) is Uppsala residents’ green living room, and a natural destination throughout the year. There are flowerbeds, expanses of grass, an outdoor stage, a large playground and the myth-shrouded “Island of Bliss” in the small lake, which was once a brick pit.
Carolinaparken, better known as Engelska parken (English Park) is ideal for taking your blanket, your picnic basket and a thick novel to read. Once you have settled down, you want to stay.