Leisure time in Vestec
The most popular place for children and adults to spend their free time is certainly the recreational leisure area around Vestecky pond. It is dominated by a pond with a footbridge and several viewing piers, which is a popular place not only for fishermen, and Sports facilities of the municipality of Vestec with a football pitch and an outdoor indoor sports hall. There is also an outdoor chess set, an interactive playground and an outdoor gym next to the football pitch. New for 2021 is iCourtswhich can be discovered by GPS and mobile phone. Behind the pond is landscaped forest park with climbing frames, outdoor trampolines, musical instruments, a ping-pong table, a stone exhibition, a small climbing wall and a slide, which will be appreciated especially by young visitors. Visitors will also find other new playgrounds in the forest park.
Behind the pond, visitors will find a landscaped meadow with an outdoor stage and an orchard, public barbecue area with a shelter, workout playground and everyone will appreciate the summer days softener and outdoor drinkers. For bicycles, skates and strollers is designed cycle path from the pond to Hrnčířy and then past the freezers back to the pond, or the other side to Kunratice. The total length of the cycle path is about 4 km. Towards Kunratice, visitors can stop at the shelter of the second public barbecue area.
The barbecue area is open to the general public in Vestec, reservations are not necessary (except for wedding ceremonies), but we ask visitors to always clean up the place and take away the garbage.
Rules of use of barbecue areas, map of barbecue areas and other information can be found on the page Public barbecue areas.
On the cycle path from the pond to Kunratice you can also visit educational planetary trail. It starts at the crossroads of cycle paths at Vestecky pond and on the 1.4 km long path you will find information panels on all planets of our Solar System. Children will appreciate the beautiful planetarium window, which shows the most common star constellations. You will find the boardwalk in the orchard in the meadow behind the pond.
In 2019 it was festively equipped with Avenue of Freedom, which runs from Vestecký Pond towards Hrnčířy and follows an old dirt path. The avenue is planted mainly with fruit trees of old Czech varieties, many of them belonging to individual Vestec families. For all visitors, the Alley of Freedom is a pleasant oasis of peace and will hopefully soon also bear sweet fruit.
In 2022, with the participation of representatives of the Central Bohemian Region and the DofE, the Prince Philip Avenue comprising 100 lime trees in honour of the 100th birthday of Britain's Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, husband of Queen Elizabeth II. The avenue can be found on the cycle path towards Kunratice, by the retention basin. In May 2023, Prince Edward, the youngest son of Prince Philip and brother of the current King Charles III of Great Britain, planted the last lime tree.
The Prince Philip Avenue was unveiled in October 2022 Poeziomatwho, after turning the crank, recites poems, sings and tells interesting facts about Vestec. Be sure to try it out.