You’re in for a surprise when you pass through the carriage entrance of 86 Rue Faider/Faiderstraat. The lawns and trees of this eponymous park are laid out in the middle of a block of buildings, offering an unexpected haven of greenery in this extremely built-up neighbourhood of Ixelles/Elsene. The park was created in the 1980s as part of a council initiative to combine the gardens of four houses on the Avenue Paul-Émile Janson/Paul Jansonlaan. Until recently, the park featured a tree that was supposedly planted around 1900 by Buffalo Bill when he travelled to Brussels with his show. Managed by a community group, this green space is very popular with the neighbourhood residents.
Rue Faider/Faiderstraat 86