The park (Koningin Astridpark) owes its name to a visit by Queen Astrid in April 1935, four months before she died in a car crash. The park had already existed for a long time as the People's Park (Volkspark). The first section was designed in 1906, and the park was expanded with 1 hectare in 1996. From 2003 the park was restored in several phases. The lake was restored to its historical condition as were the fountains at the entrance. The two lions, which had flanked the park's entrance since its beginnings, were also restored and decked out in a cheerful yellow colour chosen by local residents. Two semicircular covered, leafy corridors of American linden trees guide you to the centre of the park.