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Approval granted to renovate Brussels Park

Illustration picture shows people enjoying the shade at the Warandepark/ Parc de Bruxelles, in the center of Brussels Thursday 26 July 2018. (BELGA PHOTO NICOLAS MAETERLINCK)
06:34 01/04/2021

The renovation of Brussels Park can begin after the city received confirmation on Wednesday afternoon that the permit to begin work has been approved. It has been more than 20 years since the park between Arts-Loi and the Royal Palace was last refurbished. The City of Brussels will now issue a tender to choose a contractor.

According to the city’s authorities, the park’s “royal restoration” will be undertaken to respect the original design envisioned by the Prince of Starhemberg, who initiated its construction in 1775.

A total of 7,800m² of dolomite paths will be renovated. The lawns, with their total area of 3,000m² of grass, will also be revived. The trees that are in poor condition or sick will be replaced by new ones. The City of Brussels wants to keep this green space as a place of refuge from the heat during warm periods.

"Apart from its strong symbolic and historical character, the park is an important green space for the business and institutional district,” said Zoubida Jellab, Brussels councillor responsible for green spaces. “It is a place to catch your breath and stroll, both for the people of Brussels and for the visitors."

The renovation of the park, which has been allocated a budget of €1.5 million, will start once the contractor has been appointed and will be spread over the next three years in three phases. The park will remain open to the public during the renovation.


Written by Nick Amies