Volkspark Friedrichshain is a large urban park on the border of the Berlin neighborhoods of Friedrichshain and Prenzlauer Berg. The oldest public park in Berlin, at 52 hectares, it is also the third-largest, after Tempelhofer Park (>300 hectares) and the Tiergarten (210 hectares).
The Volkspark abounds in monuments. In addition to the Peace Bell, the park has monuments to Frederick the Great (historical reconstruction, completed 2000), the March Revolution of 1848, the 1918 Red Sailors' Revolution, the Spanish Civil War (designed in 1968 by Fritz Cremer), and the Memorial to Polish Soldiers and German Anti-Fascists (erected 1972, designed by Polish sculptors Zofia Wolska and Tadeusz Lodzian).
The Volkspark Today:
The Volkspark is a popular leisure location in Berlin, and is open 24 hours. In addition to the amenities mentioned earlier, the park has several playgrounds, many large Liegewiese (open areas for sunbathing), a pond, Tennis Courts, a wading pool, and a restaurant. It is also crisscrossed with paths appropriate for jogging at several difficulty levels, and in the winter months a toboggan run is opened. The Park is easily accessible using Bus number 200 from Unter den Linden, Alexanderplatz, etc.