Everyone in Ghent knows the Watersportbaan: you can sail on it or run laps around it. One lap is exactly 5 km!
Next to the Watersportbaan you will find the Blaarmeersen sports and recreation park, the perfect place to hike and practice sports – both indoors and outdoors.
Fancy a day on the beach, some rowing, kayaking, pedal boats, surfing, sailing, fishing, and even diving? Look no further!
For every sport, there’s an appropriate field with corresponding infrastructure, a lake with beach and sunbathing area, a camping site with hiker's huts and various cafeterias… In the Blaarmeersen sport and recreation park you won’t be bored for a single moment.
Also ideal for school and company sports days or as an introduction to a new sports experience of your choice. I
In 2011 the large play area at the Blaarmeersen sports and recreation park was extended with an adventure play forest. It is located in the quiet, green part of the park and includes two large playgrounds with climbing towers and tube slides, a climbing net, a cable lift and a maze. There is also a separate play area for toddlers with fun attractions.
Have a sip at the nearby Waterkant cafeteria and enjoy the view of the beautiful beach and lake.
Six- to eighteen-year-olds can also head to the skate area.
Access to the Blaarmeersen is free.
From 1 May to 31 August car-drivers pay a € 2.50 entrance fee.