Many visitors and residents of Florence complain about the lack of green space. There are some nice play parks, but many are hidden and are only found by chance.
Wonderful space complete with a green lawn (rare for Florence!) The area is surrounded by historic buildings as well as a beautiful ornate greenhouse, which add to the atmosphere. It’s closed off to the public, so peace of mind for parents. There is a great cafe area too.
Via Vittorio Emanuele II, 50129, Florence Tel; 055 486743
Recommended by Kirsten Hills
A newly renovated playpark caters for all ages- babies, children and young teenagers (have a keep fit gym area.) The pirate ship is a huge hit with kids. There is also a nice flat area to take you bike/skateboard/scooter. Nicely shaded offers great views of the river, and well shaded for the summer.
Parco Lungarno di Santa Rosa, San Frediano, Florence (on the opposite side of the river to the American Embassy)