Recently, many new parks and other public spaces have been built in Tallinn to allow people to get away from the noise of the city centre and enjoy greenery and fresh air. Will you find a new favourite among these suggestions?
Reidi Road, which connects the Tallinn port area and Pirita Road right along the seashore, has been a joy for local residents since the end of 2019.
In addition to a walking and cycling road covered with smooth asphalt, this 2.5-kilometre section has plenty of benches, beautiful sea views and children’s playgrounds. Sports enthusiasts can work out in the outdoor gym and on the shock absorbing jogging track.
The Maritime Museum’s information boards share interesting information about the sea and the Reidi Road area, and during the summer season you can also treat yourself at the ice cream stalls.
For those who find Reidi Road to be too short, continue along the Pirita promenade to Pirita beach. Kadriorg, Tallinn Song Festival Grounds and Maarjamäe History Centre will also be on the way.
How do you get there? Bus number 66 runs along Reidi Road. The Reidi Road and Pirita Road intersection can also be reached from the city centre by several buses running towards Pirita, such as 1A, 5 and 8. You have to get off by the Russalka statue at the Reidi tee stop.
The rooftop promenade of the Old City Harbour’s new cruise terminal also offers fresh sea breezes and beautiful views and has been open to all citizens and visitors since the summer of 2021.
The nearly kilometre-long promenade has plenty of seating, a public playground and a small sports area. Along the promenade, you can also find the Ocean 11 restaurant with its big sunny outdoor terrace.
We recommend enjoying the pleasures of this promenade without wheels - you cannot ride bicycles, scooters or skateboards here.
The Old City Harbour promenade is also a good starting point for a longer walk along the sea. An interesting route starts from the promenade passing through the City Hall, Tallinn Creative Hub, Patarei Prison and the Seaplane Harbour. Whether you choose Kalaranna Street, known as the smartest street in Tallinn, or the Beta Promenade following the coastline, the final stop will be the seafront quarter of Noblessner.
How do you get there? Bus number 2 will take you to Terminal A near the Old City Harbour. Then all you have to do is follow the signs to the Old City Harbour and directly onto the promenade.
The old and dignified Kase Park in Kopli underwent refurbishment in 2021. The aim of the renovated park is to offer enjoyable outdoor activities to as many people as possible.
In Kase Park there are opportunities to play ping pong and street basketball, do skateboard and scooter tricks and train in the outdoor gym. There is also a one-kilometre running track around the park.
In addition to a children’s playground, the park also has plenty of benches and nice picnic areas. Four-legged friends are welcome to walking areas for large and small dogs with appropriate obstacle courses.
The park with its diverse trees got its name from the birchwood forest on the southern edge. The wonders of nature are also represented by a protected blockfield, which has been further highlighted after the renewal of the park.
Also worth seeing are the Põhjala factory on one side of the park and the coastal Kopli Lines subdistrict on the other.
How do you get there? Kase Park is about 6 kilometres from the city centre, but you can get there by trams 1 and 2. The right stop is Marati.
Männi Park, which has been open to visitors in Mustamäe for a long time, is more fabulous than ever before. After the renovation completed in 2021, there are footpaths inspired by ant trails and you can also walk on a boardwalk through the pines that give the park its name.
There are many different children's playgrounds in Männi Park that use elements introducing the flora and fauna. They can also learn traffic rules in the traffic park.
In the multifunctional sports area, ball games can be played in the summer and you can ice skate in the winter. In addition, you can work out in the small outdoor gym. Next to the area for practising scooter tricks, there is also a small concert stage.
Those who are tired of active activities can rest on several benches and chairs around the park. Refreshment is offered by two cafés, the larger of which is called Männi Café.
NB! Männi Park is only for human guests. Dogs are not allowed here.
How do you get there? Männi Park is located about 7 kilometres from the city centre. There are several buses and trolleybuses available - good options are trolleybus number 3 leaving from Kaubamaja and bus number 17, which stops at Vabaduse Väljak. The name of the stop closest to the park is Liivaku.
The 28-hectare Tondiraba Park in the heart of Lasnamäe is a green oasis in the middle of one of the most densely populated districts in Tallinn.
The wasteland that was transformed into a park in 2021 is full of leisure opportunities, but its natural, wild and spontaneous appearance and character have also been preserved. The daily life of the species-rich urban nature has also been supported by the creation of new meadows and the planting of flowering trees and bushes.
There are many inspiring playgrounds in Tondiraba Park. On one of them rises a royal castle, as befits the largest and most modern park in the Baltics. There is also a traffic park for children.
Athletes of all ages can enjoy the cycling and footpaths and the running track surrounding the park. You can also switch off from the city life on the hiking trails in the forest.
The two-part outdoor gym in Tondiraba Park is also the largest in the Baltics. The park also has areas for things like table tennis, basketball, ice sports, beach volleyball, petanque and mountain biking, and the modern skatepark and pumptrack are impressive. There are also areas for large and small dogs.
The hungry and thirsty are fed by a café and barbecue areas, and there is a separate picnic area in the park.
How do you get there? Tondiraba Park is about 6 km from the city centre. You can easily get there from the bus terminal of Viru Centre by buses 44 and 51. The name of the stop closest to the park is Virbi.