The numerous public parks in the city’s area provide a wide variety of recreational opportunities. The Law on the Protection, Care and Development of Public Green and Recreation Spaces (Public Parks Law; in German) contains details about the use of these facilities. By law, the public parks are only to be used as it arises from their nature and purpose. All people are called to adhere to the benefit of the shared joy of urban green to abide by the applicable rules.
Especially popular forms of use include walks, picnicking or sunning, resting and sojourning on resting meadows and benches. Especially for children, green spaces are ideal places for various kinds of exercise. Smoking and alcohol consumption is self-evidently banned in children’s playgrounds.
Biking, skateboarding and barbecuing are not permitted in principle. This also applies to letting dogs run without a leash. These activities, which are often especially intensively practiced, can, as experience has shown, disturb the recreational opportunities of other users, and are therefore allowed only in areas especially designated for those purposes by the borough’s Departments of Green Spaces.
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