The oldest park in Bucharest, Romania, is the Cismigiu Gardens (or Cismigiu Park.) Located close to the centre of the city, Cismigiu Gardens were designed and laid out in 1845 by the German landscape architect Carl Meyer (finished only in 1960) and awaits its visitors with beautiful lawns, trees, flowers and an artificial lake. During the summer, you can see swans and peacocks here (along with some ducks that are here almost all year long.)
There are some important landmarks in the park – busts of Romania’s most famous writers, a French Memorial in Carrara marble (commemorates those French troops killed on Romanian territory during World War I), some beautiful bridges, the lake with its fountain (featured in the photo included below) – and you can take a ride with a boat on the lake (or go ice skiing during the winter season) – and the beautiful Roman Gardens.
Children have several playgrounds (for different ages), so anyone can find something here.
The Cismigiu Gardens are splendid, relaxing, beautiful and definitely deserve a visit (or more!) while in Bucharest.