The largest part of the Béguinage Park (Begijnhofpark) used to belong to the gardens of Groeninge Abbey and the Sint-Vincentius rest home. The last residents of Groeninge Abbey were the Poor Clares.
Today the park is still completely enclosed by its surrounding wall, and has three different entrances. Of the original park structure only the old dividing wall with its three masonry gates, a small chapel and a few valuable trees remain.
Groeninge Abbey houses Kortrijk 1302, where you can learn all about the Battle of the Golden Spurs. The park also serves as a stunning backdrop for numerous outdoor activities such as the 'Mayday Mayday' festival, summer concerts and exhibitions.