The spectacular Alameda Botanic Gardens were first opened to the public in 1816. There is an extensive and beautiful collection of plants and trees. Most of the plants on display are of native origin whilst others have been imported.
Paloma Park - covering some 200,000 sq.m and only 300m from the coast - has numerous walkways, two large children’s playground and a large lake with turtles, ducks, swans etc. It has a variety of animals that are very tame wandering about including rabbits, peacocks, goats, ostriches and guinea pigs. It's a great place for a picnic as you can use all the grassy areas available or there are three cafes offering snacks and drinks.
Bateria Park was originally a military base in the 1940's but has now been developed into a lovely park and recreation area. It incorporates a 9,000 sq.m boating lake, cycle tracks, large children's playground with huge slides, trampolines, tyre swings etc. There are fountains, statues, tunnels, foot paths and the lovely dummy tree where those giving up their dummy can hang it on the tree.