In the middle of the extensive Nordhausen city park there is a large playground.
The area was completely redesigned only a few years ago. There is a lot of equipment for climbing, swinging and balancing, a ropeway, trampolines, wobble bridge and a separate play area for younger children with smaller equipment. The adventure playground is very varied, so that different age groups can be active and let off steam.
Large deciduous trees around the playground provide soothing shade in summer. The Zorge River, which flows directly along the city park, also refreshes the air. The Stadtpark also invites families to take a long walk - to the animal enclosures with red and fallow deer, donkeys, goats and sheep in the petting zoo and to the gondola pond. There, in the warm season, visitors can hire rowing boats and relax as they sail across the lake, past the water fountain. The quality hiking trail Südharzer Dampflok Steig (South Harz Steam Locomotive Trail) leads directly through the park and a cycle path to the Harz Mountains runs along the park. The city park is easily accessible not only on foot and by car, but also by tram and the Harz narrow-gauge railway.
The Nordhausen city park can already look back on a long history. Around 1880, the city administration began to lay out a park on the banks of the Zorge. Trees and shrubs were planted, circular paths and ponds were created and fountains were installed. Since the mid-1990s of the last century, the city has redesigned the park ecologically - stone walls and deadwood piles provide habitats for lizards, newts, toads and many other small creatures, and a diverse fish population has developed in two ponds. The Nordhausen city park is therefore a worthwhile destination for nature lovers.