Nygårdsparken is a wonderful park in Nygårdshøyden / Møhlenpris, about 10 minutes by foot from the town centre. Both the park and its neighbouring institutions Vilvite Science Centre and the Technical museum, offer lots of activities and things to do, enough for several hours.
If you are heading for the Vilvite Science Centre for some entertaining scientific experiments, the shortest way is through Nygårdsparken.
On warm and sunny days the park usually attracts lots of locals with their barbecue equipment, food and suntan oil. The lower part of the park is home to swans, geese and ducks, who thrive in the ponds, along with the always present seagulls and doves.
Until only a couple of years ago, the upper part of the park was notoriously famous for being the biggest drug-dealing site of Northern Europe. Fortunately there has been done a great job for the upper part of the park, where you nowadays can find a cafe open weekdays 10–16, with a playground for the kids. Now and the cultural events take place outside the cafe.
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