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Old 24.06.2011, 00:36
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Best parks for a picnic- Basel

1) Is there a park in Basel that provides space/tables/sitting arrangements for a picnic for 10-15 people?

2) If we wanted to have a small birthday party in a park (any park) do you think we would require permission for putting up a little decor- like balloons and stuff?

Basic questions but I need to know...
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Old 24.06.2011, 00:48
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Re: Best parks for a picnic- Basel

I have seen people doing similar picnic celebration in Solitude park (next to Roche main building).
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Old 24.06.2011, 01:02
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Re: Best parks for a picnic- Basel

It is difficult to match your requirements exactly, but are you planning a childrens' party?

Near the German border is a park & a restaurant with a very large terrace. I think it might be suitable if you talk to the restaurant people, they might be prepared to assign an end of the restaurant to you. The appeal of the Erlen Park is that it is next to a small river "Wiese", and has a small zoo and a childrens' playground too. I think it is suitable for all ages.

It is worth a visit to see if it is suitable, it is on the #36 bus route, and near the Basel Badischer Bahnhof,
http://map.search.ch/basel/erlenpark...verkehr,gastro

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Re: Best parks for a picnic- Basel

thanks!! Ill go through both options. And yes most of our guests will use public transit so thats another requirement...
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Re: Best parks for a picnic- Basel

What about Kannenfeldpark? Plenty of space for a picnic, usually quite quiet, plenty of places for the kids to play (and a swimming pool nearby as well, if that adds to the attractions), and located right by a tram stop.

I don't think anyone would mind if you pulled a few picnic tables together and did a little impromptu decorating (balloons, etc) as long as you cleaned up afterwards...
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Re: Best parks for a picnic- Basel

We did a party last year for 5 year old boys in Schutzenpark. As the football was on the restaurant in the park had a pile of wooden benches and they were really kind and didn't mind us borrowing some for the afternoon. I think there are some permanent benches around the park too. We just found a quieter corner, set up tables and balloons and food and then let the boys loose. No one minded at all, although the park was pretty quiet that day. In the past we've also just offered cake or sweets to anyone who was caught up in the madness which was always well appreciated.
Have a great party, I hope the weather stays good!
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What about Kannenfeldpark? Plenty of space for a picnic, usually quite quiet, plenty of places for the kids to play (and a swimming pool nearby as well, if that adds to the attractions), and located right by a tram stop.

I don't think anyone would mind if you pulled a few picnic tables together and did a little impromptu decorating (balloons, etc) as long as you cleaned up afterwards...
well, kenenfeldpark was my first option but I went to check if we could borrow tables from the park, the office was closed and the note outside said that they could be contacted via phone for very few hours and days and well I was late....it still is on top of my list and then tierpark at eglysee (dont kow the correct spelling) isnt it the same park that ittigen mentioned?
anyways we could just have a spread on the grass but considering the amount of food im making Id be more comfortable with a table and we dont have a folding table....
by the way does anyone have a folding table that I can borrow for tomorrow?
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We did a party last year for 5 year old boys in Schutzenpark. As the football was on the restaurant in the park had a pile of wooden benches and they were really kind and didn't mind us borrowing some for the afternoon. I think there are some permanent benches around the park too. We just found a quieter corner, set up tables and balloons and food and then let the boys loose. No one minded at all, although the park was pretty quiet that day. In the past we've also just offered cake or sweets to anyone who was caught up in the madness which was always well appreciated.
Have a great party, I hope the weather stays good!
thanks for the well wishes, I really hope it stays sunny tomorrow too! I havent been to Schutzenpark as yet and now im really running out of time, I already spend the entire day yesterday looking for appropriate places for the picnic...
I wish I could have planned the venue earlier...but I wasnt keeping too well.
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Re: Best parks for a picnic- Basel

I've not seen picnic tables at Kannenfeldpark that I recall but perhaps you can get some through the park office. I HAVE seen plenty of people there with picnic blankets spread, having some pretty big parties and such. The main drawback I'd say about that particular park though is (if I am remembering right) that you're not supposed to play soccer (er, I mean football) or ride bikes and such.

I was out with my mother-in-law today and as we drove by Schutzenmattpark, I noticed that they did have some picnic tables out, apparently fairly randomly. That isn't really in my regular circle of familiar spots (Kannenfeld is just up the street from my apartment) so I have no idea whether or not the tables are a regular feature.

The park Ittigen mentioned is at Lange Erlen, they have a tierpark (small'ish zoo) as well as a nice restaurant. The Weissfluss (Weiss River) runs right alongside the park. There are some pretty and fairly wide walking trails that go along side the river, with a good amount of grass space along the banks of the river. From what I remember (and being reminded on my drive today with m-i-l), they have some stork roosts scattered about the park and it is a popular spot for them... and the storks are currently nesting.
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I've not seen picnic tables at Kannenfeldpark that I recall but perhaps you can get some through the park office. I HAVE seen plenty of people there with picnic blankets spread, having some pretty big parties and such. The main drawback I'd say about that particular park though is (if I am remembering right) that you're not supposed to play soccer (er, I mean football) or ride bikes and such.
I've used picnic tables at Kannenfeldpark -- there aren't many tables, but there are a few.

Not sure how old the kids are, but if they're little, there is a children's play area in the park.
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Re: Best parks for a picnic- Basel

"Grun 80". A beautiful park, look it up for details and address. They have a restaurant with an open terrace, with it's own tables and chairs. I think this would really be ideal. Am surprised nobody mentioned it as yet!!
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Re: Best parks for a picnic- Basel

Grun 80 would get my vote but solitude always seems to be very quiet even on sunny days.
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Re: Best parks for a picnic- Basel

we had a blast at kennenfeld but Grun 80 and solitude are on my list of places to visit very soon! thanks everyone...its been a very informative session
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kenenfeld park it was~! we found a nice quite corner and put up balloons and decor, had the picnic spread on the grass...the park had all sorts of parties and get togethers going on...lots of bbqs and parties (some had the rented tables and benches placed in time for their parties)....and some people spontaneously breaking into songs...I could even hear a band playing...so hmmm a picnic in the park - a great idea in the summers...we had a blast!
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Sounds like you had a good time! Glad it all worked out.
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