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 elderly people are looking for health-promoting offerings, and families with children need places to play and romp. The importance of parks as open spaces for Berlin is currently even more evident during the coronavirus crisis. However, 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. As one of the greenest metropolises in Europe, Berlin has long since recognised this importance and laid down its protection and development in the "Charta für das Berliner Stadtgrün".

Grün Berlin manages and develops over 700 hectares of open spaces with several million visitors per year, including the Gärten der Welt, the Britzer Garten, Park am Gleisdreieck and Tempelhofer Feld, some of Berlin's most beautiful parks with supraregional appeal. As a service provider and 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.

Gärten der Welt
Britzer Garten
Natur-Park Schöneberger Südgelände
Die denkmalgeschützten Schaugewächshäuser aus Glas im Botanischen Volkspark Blankenfelde-Pankow
© Grün Berlin
Botanical Volkspark
Tempelhofer Feld
Park am Gleisdreieck
Das Bild zeigt Menschen auf den Sitzgelegenheiten im Mauerpark.
© Andy Rumball
Park auf dem Nordbahnhof
Alte Bahngleise führen durch waldartige, verwunschene Natur im Flaschenhalspark in Berlin
© Lichtschwärmer
Landscape Park Gatow
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.