A nature walk with children in Prague 9 – Prosecke rocks and Podvinní Park

The Natural Landmark Prosecke Rocks lies in the northeastern part of Prague on the area of two neighboring districts - Prosek and Libeň. The protected area includes a sandstone rocks and an extensive network of artificial underground tunnels that were created during the sand mining. The blue hiking path no. 1105 leads through the Natural Monument. If you want to spend a day out with kids in the nature, you cannot go far wrong with Prosecke rocks. Expect spell-binding views out over the city, peaceful nature, an educational nature trail Vysočany - Prosek - Střížkov,  a bobsleight track and Podvinní Park - city's premier greenspace area and a hidden gem of Prague 9.

The natural lookout point called "A Lookout of Ema Destinova" in the immediate vicinity of a garden colony offers a charming view of the metropolis along with several benches and large mature trees. Beautiful views can be enjoyed from  the second vantage point „a Lookout Prosecke rocks“,  two platforms made of stones and  secured by wire, that is located about 600 meters away.

With a large forest, stunning rocks and meadows, it is the perfect place for little ones to work off any excess energy, and a sighting of bats, squirrels, lizards or blindworms is the icing on the cake.  A narrow lane brings you to the end of the forestpark and to the busy Prosecka street.

On the left you will spot Machalka Vineyard and on the right a bosleight track with a children´s playground. Machalka vineyard was restored from 1996 to 2000 by the association of volunteers, who  now holds there concerts, neighbours and wine festivals. At the stand you can reward your efforts with a refreshing sparkling wine or a glass of red wine. In winter months from Wednesday to Friday, they serve a delicious mulled wine,  which is a warming celebration of traditional festive spices.  The popular hot beverage with the scent of vanilla, cinnamon, cloves, star anise, lemon or fragrant apricot is sure to warm you on a cold day.  Children will be thrilled with 1 kilometr long bobsleight track, the playground with slides and climbing frames, or the rope park (open only on weekends).

A steep path along the forest and the bobsleigh track will take you to Park Podviní - one of Prague´s premier green spaces. Located in the heart of Vysočany district, it offers a wide range of (opportunities for) leisure activities, such as playing games and team sports, jogging, relaxing or picnicking. As the river Rokytka flows through the park, there are small lakes and bridges, picturesque streams and waterfalls.

The central element of the park is a stone fortress in the shape of a lizard's back with a lengthwise corridor, two tunnels along with a viewpoint and a staircase. Another dominant feature of the area is a 10 meters high oak trunk. The authors of the project were allegedly inspired by the "Giant's Walk", a natural phenomenon and a special geological formation in Northern Ireland.

The kids will be enchanted by this park and its outstanding natural beauty.  There is an excellent variety of activities and adventures to choose from . The park includes a rope park, stepping stone pathways or two modern playgrounds with some original play elements.

Podviní Park offers its visitors large green areas, a peaceful meadows ideal for recreation and relaxation, a covered picnic areas, a public fireplaceand magnificent antient trees. Although Podviní  is very popular with locals, it never feels overcrowded.  It is a beautiful oasis of greenery and tranquility away from the hustle and bustle of the city.