Brussels parks closed to public from Sunday afternoon

With storms and high winds forecast for Sunday, the Brussels regional environment agency Leefmilieu Brussel has announced that the capital’s parks will be closed to the public from noon tomorrow. The plan is to reopen the parks on Monday morning after an inspection has been carried out and any measures needed to ensure the safety of those that use the parks has been carried out. 

Leefmileu Brussel advises the public to avoid all areas of green space in the Brussels-Capital Region such as parks, woodlands and the Zoniën Forest for as long as the storms persist. It is especially important that people steer clear of trees as fallen branches and uprooted trees can cause injury or even death.

Where parks have gates they will be locked. Notices advising people to keep out will be placed at the entrances of parks that are not fenced in such as Scheutbos in Sint-Jans-Molenbeek, Wilderbos, in Sint-Agatha-Berchem and Laarbeekbos in Jette. Park rangers will also be on duty to help and advise the public.