Parks are important green places of recreation and leisure in the increasingly hectic hustle and bustle of the Berlin metropolis. Stressed city dwellers need space for recreation, cultural and sporting activities, young-at-heart older people are looking for health-promoting offers and families with children need places to play and romp. The importance of parks as open spaces for Berlin became even clearer during the Corona crisis. But parks are not only a place for relaxation, pleasure, inspiration and social participation for citizens: The diverse flora and fauna also need protected spaces to preserve biodiversity and strengthen climate resilience.

Grün Berlin manages and develops 800 hectares of open spaces with several million visitors per year, including the Gärten der Welt, the Park am Gleisdreieck, the Spreepark and the Tempelhofer Feld, some of Berlin's most important parks with supraregional appeal. As a partner of the Senate and the boroughs, we operate and develop the green open spaces in a service-oriented manner for all Berliners and with the involvement of urban society.

Ein Steg führt durch Natur und Sträucher im Kienbergpark in Berlin
© Konstantin Börner

Ecosystem benefits of urban parks

As part of the GartenLeistungen project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Grün Berlin is recording and evaluating the performance of parks as ecosystems and generating knowledge for sustainable urban land use.