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Revierpark Gysenbergpark

Nature and Tivoli in Herne

Your place to be active and relax in the heart of nature.

Welcome to Revierpark Gysenberg, where you find adventures for the whole family. Barrier-free access invites everyone.

Exercise brings happiness! Work out in our open-air gym or join the many sports activities. Here you find something for everyone. Bring your bike, scooter, skateboard, inline skates, or balance bike and conquer our pump track! This track requires balance and courage! A special highlight is our play area with seesaws, slides, and swings. Playfully discover the concepts of physics, mechanics, and bionics. 


Menschen picknicken auf einer Wiese. Im Hintergrund weitere Parkbesuchende Auf Fahrrädern.
picnic in Gysenberg © RVR/C. Dreyße

Orientation in the park

The Gysenberg Recreational Park in Herne, known as “Revierpark Gysenberg”, covers an area of 31 hectares, which is the size of about 44 soccer fields.

To ensure a comfortable visit, here are some helpful information about accessible footpaths, leisure activities for everyone, public transport and parking.



Revierpark Gysenberg
Am Ruhmbach
44627 Herne

Icon mit Auge. Im Hintergrund mit hellgrauen Streifen

Relax and savour your Nature Experience

Variety for Humans...

You can understand nature best when you're right in the middle of it. Exploring the Insect Trail and participating in other interactive activities will not only make you smarter but also provide lots of fun!

Learning in the middle of nature

Our Green Room is open to everyone. It's your classroom, meeting room, and living room in nature.

“Learning about nature in nature” is the motto. It's a place for experimenting, discovering, and resting.

Learn what physics, mechanics and bionics is about in a playful way.

Kletterturm (grün gestrichen), mit lila Rutsche und Kletterwand in Holz
New playground in Gysenberg © RVR/ Pietrass
Ein Mountainbiker wagt einen Sprung auf dem Pumptrack.
pumptrack © RVR/K. Andreas

You still got some questions?

You're invited to join our free guided tours in the park. Explore natural sights and learn interesting facts from our expert Johanna Mines. Visit our monthly "Open House": every last Wednesday of month from 03:00 PM to 05:00 PM. We look forward to seeing you! Our meeting point is the new playground.


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Did you know that an orchard doesn't just yield delicious fruits? It is also a habitat for many insects and birds. Come to the Eco Forest and explore our Insect Trail. There, you can learn about the high value of this fruit meadow for various species.

You can understand nature best when you're right in the middle of it. Exploring the Insect Trail and participating in other interactive activities will not only make you smarter but also provide lots of fun!


Die Blüten der Paradiesvogelblume sind kräftig orange und dunkelblau.

playground: mechanics & bionics

Freibad im LAGO - der Therme im Revierpark Gysenberg in Herne.

Wellness & Water Worlds

Lago Wasserwelten


Ecological enhancement and biodiversity

We live in a time when not only awareness of environmental issues has increased, but also our understanding of the importance of local ecosystems such as forests, biodiverse grasslands, and natural water bodies. The main objective of the "Revierparks 2020" project was the active revitalisation and ecological remediation of the existing park areas. By afforestation and renaturation, it is possible to protect native plant and animal species and create optimal habitats for them. Therefore, we actively exploit existing potentials to protect regional biodiversity (including the various life forms and habitats, as well as the genetic diversity within species) and to strengthen it with regard to climate changes.

One of the core topics of our project was the depaving of unused spaces and the re-transformation of these areas to natural growth habitats. The immense vegetation areas that have been adapted to current and future climate changes are impressive.

Across all five parks, an impressive total of 22,140 square meters have been reclaimed and now serve as new habitats for animals and plants.

This not only has a positive effect on the park's climate but also on the surrounding neighbourhoods.

In the “Revierpark Gysenberg” alone, approximately 7,500 square meters have been returned to nature through the removal of unused paths, paved surfaces, and walls. The creation of ecologically valuable small biotopes, the seeding of species-rich flower meadows, and the planting of natural hedges and forest edges are further tangible measures that have been implemented on a significant scale in the five Revierparks.

In the Revierpark Gysenberg alone, 97 trees were planted, some of which form an orchard serving as a habitat and food source for insects and birds. Solitary shrubs were suitable for individual placement, and a total of 48 of them were planted in selected points from a perspective of nature and species conservation. Additionally, approximately 3,200 square meters of insect-friendly perennial areas were established, along with around 130,000 bulb and tuber plants that provide a solid food source with their abundant blossoms for a variety of insect species. The approximately 30,750 square meters of flowering meadows in the Revierpark Gysenberg also offer long-term nourishment, nesting material, and more for local birds and insects.

Do you know what a brushwood hedge is? Brushwood hedges, in German called “Benjeshecken”, provide shelter and food for birds and other animals. With their droppings and food reserves, they accelerate the spread of woody plants through seed dispersal. A similar process occurs with the colonisation of plants at forest edges.

Pure nature, indeed. That's why we have planted approximately 2,100 square meters of brushwood hedges in the Revierpark Gysenberg.

Also in the “Revierpark Gysenberg”, extensive rainwater retention systems, including basins and infiltration trenches, were created to ensure a sustainable distribution of rainwater. This is a further step towards achieving the mentioned aims.

However, what good are the best concepts for the preservation and promotion of biodiversity without a concomitant understanding among park visitors? For this reason, recreational activities have been created that are not only in line with the aims of ecological enhancement but also raise awareness among visitors for a mindful and appreciative interaction with nature. Nature Trails that focus on the specific themes of the parks and the resident wildlife and plant species, as well as numerous opportunities for experiencing nature, open the door for park guests to develop a greater awareness of our native flora and fauna. Gysenberg’s Nature Trail offers the visitor insights into the life and habitat of our native butterflies.

Im Revierpark Gysenberg in Herne.
Explore the nature © RVR/Wiciok