Forest Park


Very few people are aware that this hilly park, with a mix of grassy and wooded areas, was once a cemetery. Set up in 1854, the last burial on the site took place in 1953. The park’s imposing entrance, hilly terrain, most of its pathways and all of its trees (more than 280 specimens in all) have all been retained from its days as a cemetery. Populating a series of attractive views are trees of heaven, silver limes, poplars, birch trees and two impressive black locusts. Elderberry and holly, the remnants of typical cemetery plantings, make up the shrub layer. (Listed 03/07/1997)

Information stand on Bruxelles Environnement/Leefmilieu _Brussel being given responsibility for the management of the park, with a survey on public expectations and walking tours. Saturday and Sunday from 10h00 to 17h00. Starting point: entrance to the park, Place du Repos/Rustplein.

Practical information

  • rue Démosthène
    1070 Brussels
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