Parks & Beaches
Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques
Botanical gardens covering 28 hectares divided into several sections: an arboretum, a rock garden and greenhouses. Also an animal park devoted to conservation with over 300 animals; ducks, deer, flamingoes and exotic birds. At ave de la Paix, 1202 Geneva
Parc des Bastions
Former botanical garden with a variety of rare trees. Also a life sized chess and checkers game area and restaurant. At Place Neuve, 1204 Geneva.
Bois de la Batie
Batie woods, covering 20 hectares. The park also has two restaurants and a small zoo. At Route des Peniches, Quartier des Peniches, Geneva.
Four play areas with unusual features, as well as a wading pool. Room on the grass to take a picnic. At Rue Pestalozzi and Avenue Giuseppe Motta, 1202 Geneva.
The park is well screened from the passing traffic by thick hedges and lots of trees. To look out for are the 3 giant sequoias and an ancient Himalayan Pine. At Route de Florissant and Avenue Peschier, 1206 Geneva.
English garden covering 2,5 hectares. The centrepiece is the flower clock, the largest of its kind in the world, spanning 5 metres. Park situated at Quai du General Guisan, 1204 Geneva.
Plaine de Plainpalais
Seperate areas for different ages. Biggest sakteboard ramps in town here. Several picnic tables. Sometimes lacking a little grass, it is often the site for circuses, fun fairs and flea market. At Avenue du Mail and Boulevard Gerges-Favon, 1205 Geneva.
Park with big wading pool, climbing frame and sandpit. At Rue Baulacre between Rue du Vidollet and Rue du Grand-Pre, 1202 Geneva.
Alpine garden with over 3,600 different species of plants. Also a small park with ducks, chickens and goats for the younger visitors. At 7, chemin du Jardin Alpin, 1217 Meyrin.
Parc La Grange
Genevas largest park where it is possible to visit a well preserved set of Roman column foundations and Genevas largest rose garden. At Quai Gustave Ador, 1207 Geneva.
Small island named after the philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau. The island is now a public garden with a restaurant. The statue of Rousseau was sculpted by Pradier. At Pont des Bergues.
Genthod Parc Lullin
A large park with a tremendous wooden pirate ship and a few other goodies. At Chemin de Saugy, 1294 Genthod.
Parc Mon Repos
A lakeside park with various play areas. Wading pool also available. Thiere a picturesque garden with Mediterranean plants. At Route de Lausanne and Quai Wilson, 1202 Geneva.