Need some rest far away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist centre then the following public gardens are a good idea. In alfabetic order :
Baron Ruzettepark : a small garden near Komvest (ring road)
Graaf Visartpark : also a small park. A traffic circuit for children gives them the opportunity to learn every day traffic rules.
Koning Albertpark : walking from the train station to the centre you will appreciate the beauty of this park.
Koningin Astridpark : the green lung of the centre (the locals call it "De botanieken hof" (the botanical garden)) at Minderbroederstraat.
Minnewaterpark : a very charming park near Minnewater (Lake of Love) and Begijnhof (Beguinage) In summer open air concerts take place here regularly.
Pastoor Verhaegheplantsoen : a less known park in the vicinity of Ezelstraat and Raamstraat.
Stadspark Sebrechts : in this park every year an exhibition of sculptures takes place (near Oude Zak and Beenhouwersstraat).
Also the old city walls are worth exploring.