The park areas around Brunnsviken lake are part of Nationalstadsparken, the National City Park. They’re popular for picnics, swimming, and recreation.
The area features a beautiful rolling park setting, a botanical garden, cafes, palaces and several buildings of historic interest. Haga Park, on the western shore, was laid out between 1771 and 1793 on the initiative of Gustav III. The park has promenade streets along the shores and beautiful avenues. Many buildings of historic interest are located here: Gustav III’s pavilion, the Copper Tents, Haga Castle and the Butterfly House Haga Ocean. The Haga Park is one of the leading examples of English parks in Sweden.
As its name implies, Bellevueparken on the southern shore is situated high above the parks and Brunnsviken lake, with a view over these features. The studio and museum of the sculptor Carl Eldh are also located here. Attractions on the eastern shore include the Bergius Botanic Garden and several boat clubs, as well as the Swedish Museum of Natural History.