King Albert Park


The Koning Albertpark, also known as Zuidpark, is a city park in the Belgian city of Ghent. The park is located in the southeast of the city center, between Woodrow Wilson Square. It is a neo-baroque park, where the other parks in the city are mostly laid out in English landscape style.

The King Albert Park was originally called the Leiepark. It was built in 1905 on a filled-in Leie bend. The Leiepark was renamed Albert Park in 1935 and King Albert Park in 1968. This two-hectare open city park fringes the intersection of the important Kortrijk waterways. The two arms of the Leie and the Bossuit-Kortrijk canal converge here. For example, the water divides the park into four parts connected by bridges. As part of the Leie works, the park was completely redesigned, expanded and integrated into the beautiful new surroundings of the banks of the Leie.


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