Düsseldorf has lush green lungs that spread all over the city. What the 70 hectare Südpark means for the residents of the southern city districts, is what the approximately half the size Nordpark is for the people in Stockum, Derendorf, Golzheim and Unterrath: An oasis and place to meet, a place to do sport and walk, have an after-work picnic or play badminton.
However, it is a different picture here than in the south. Opened in 1937, the green area that stretches west and east of Kaiserswerther Strasse presents a more geometric design than the partly English inspired Südpark. Long ponds and symmetrical flowerbeds convey a certain rigour, but they represent a charming contrast to the picturesque Japanese garden and the water lily garden. Furthermore, the Nordpark is not only the home of many plants. The local Aquazoo Löbbecke Museum is home to more than 500 animal species whose habitat is closely linked to the water.