The central park at Coswig’s town hall was opened in June 2001 as a green oasis in the centre of the town, and immediately taken over by users of all ages.
Once, the area was used for shooting practice by East German combat groups; today, walkers stroll around the park or make themselves comfortable on a bench or the large lawn. Children are, of course, drawn to the playgrounds: the sandpit, the pyramid climbing net or the zip wire. They can also spend their afternoons or holidays in and around the YMCA building. In the winter, the hill is also a fun place for the little ones to go sledding.
The gardens, with their water garden that fills up after heavy rain, is reminiscent of the old moated castle belonging to the noble Karras family. The walls of the counter-castle are all that remain, now surrounding the Karrasburg museum.
Old trees provide shade to this day, along with numerous newly planted ones. The mayors of Coswig’s partner towns of Ravensburg and Lovosice themselves planted a beech tree and a linden tree.