The 6 Best Parks in Prague for Running

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I scream, you scream, we all screamed for ice cream all summer long. And now we must pay for it in the form of exercise.  By Leah Serinsky for Fathom

 

But all joy is not lost. The tail end of summer and fall makes for perfect running conditions. There’s still an early sunrise, it’s light until late, and, in the case of Prague, you can get inspired by marathoners going on training runs. Here are my few city loops to keep you on your feet.

  1. Letná Park ( Letenské sady )

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A large beautiful park that is great on sunny days. There are trails that can be jogged, but beware of lack of water fountains. Though afternoons along the Letna tend to get crowded, this route’s easy on-off access and proximity to some of the city’s best sights makes it just about the perfect route.

2. Havlíčkovy Sady ( Grébovka )

 

 

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This park is very good for jogging. Beautiful, with awesome view.  If you’re ready to break out of your long-run routine, try this place. Bet you’ve never run like anywhere like this before.

3. Riegrovy Sady

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Great Park!!! Nice sunsets, and plenty of shade trees. Love this park so much. The out-and-back nature of this route is really flexible.

4. Petřín Gardens ( Patřínské zahrady )

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In case you love challenge in your life, try this park.  Get all the way up top then run down through gardens and trees, while overlooking the city. The park hosts the cute lake, the sky observatory, mirror labyrinth, the lookout tower and monuments to victims of Communism.

5. Vítkov

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My favorite spot 🙂 Awesome park with nice steady trails. Recommended time: sunset.

6. Stromovka ( Královská obora )

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Stromovka is nice big park in Prague 7. Great place for morning or evening jogging. Clean and well cared for.

 

 

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