Parks & Beaches

Ile Rousseau
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.
Parc de la Mairie
Close to the Mairie de Lancy, this quiet little park is ideal for young kids as it is set away and in a dip away road. At 41 Route de Grand Lancy, 1218 Grand Lancy.
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.
Ferme Courtois
Farm with more than 250 terroir products. Open Monday and Tuesday from 09:00 to 12:00 and 13:30 to 18:00, Fridays from 09:00 to 18:00 and Saturdays from 09:00 to 17:00. At 13 route de la Branvaude, 1290 Versoix.
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.
Le Domaine des Curiades
Farm visit, farm products, since 1909. Online shop for ordering wines also available. At 49 chemin des Curiades, 1233 Lully.
Geneve Plage
Beach park with water slide, childrens playground, heated swimming pool, basketball and volleyball courts. Open 10:00-20:00 from May to September. At Port Noir, 1223 Cologny.
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.
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
Jardin Alpin
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 Bertrand
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.
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.
Parc Beaulieu
Park with big wading pool, climbing frame and sandpit. At Rue Baulacre between Rue du Vidollet and Rue du Grand-Pre, 1202 Geneva.
Genthod Parc Lullin
A large park with a tremendous wooden pirate ship and a few other goodies. At Chemin de Saugy, 1294 Genthod.
Le Jardin des Cinq Sens
Castle’s former kitchen garden, restored according to the art of medieval gardens: maze of the five senses, espaliered fruit trees, old roses, hedged cloister with medicinal and scented plants. At Rue du Lac, 74140 Yvoire, France.
Domaine de la Mermiere
Visits and wine-tasting. At 9 rue du Faubourg, 1286 Soral.
La Ferme des Autruches
Farm breeding ostrich. Also proposes degustation and sales on Saturdays from 10:00 to 14:00. At 1 Avenue L-E Junod, 1522 Lucences.
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.
Parc Trembley
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.
Cropette Park
Park with swings, slides, maze, pirate boat, playhouse on stilts as well as enclosed basketball and soccer/football grounds. Between Rue Beaulacre and Rue de Montbrillant, 1202 Geneva.
Domaine du Chateau de Collex
Wine-tasting and wine cellar visit. Possibility to rent room for up to 200 people. At 33 chemin des Chaumets, 1239 Collex.
Domaine des Trois Lacs
Wine-tasting, farm visit, farm products, beef (wild beef raised in a natural environment). At 12 route de lEaumorte, 1287 Laconnex.
Jardin Anglais
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.
Domaine des Grands-Buissons
Wine-tasting, farm products and online shop. At 13 chemin Grands-Buissons, 1233 Sezenove.
Parc dAccueil Challandes
Animal refuge park with membership. First time free. Open from 09:30 to 12:00. Animals range from wild boars to monkeys and black panthers. At 33 route de Valavran, 1293 Bellevue.
Domaine des Abeilles dOr
Visits, snack, wine-tasting, farm products. Online shop for ordering wines also available. Open Monday to Friday 17:00 to 19:00, Saturday 10:00 to 14:00 or by appointment. At 3 route du Moulin-Fabry, 1242 Choully.