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The park
Park
A park is a protected area, in its natural or semi-natural state, or planted, and set aside for human recreation and enjoyment, or for the protection of wildlife or natural habitats. It may consist of rocks, soil, water, flora and fauna and grass areas. Many parks are legally protected by...

 Fælledparken in Copenhagen
Copenhagen
Copenhagen is the capital and largest city of Denmark, with an urban population of 1,199,224 and a metropolitan population of 1,930,260 . With the completion of the transnational Øresund Bridge in 2000, Copenhagen has become the centre of the increasingly integrating Øresund Region...

, Denmark
Denmark
Denmark is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. The countries of Denmark and Greenland, as well as the Faroe Islands, constitute the Kingdom of Denmark . It is the southernmost of the Nordic countries, southwest of Sweden and south of Norway, and bordered to the south by Germany. Denmark...

, was created 1906–1914 by landscape architect Edvard Glæsel in cooperation with the Copenhagen Municipality
Copenhagen municipality
Copenhagen Municipality is the largest of the municipalities making up the city of Copenhagen. It lies at the center of Copenhagen and contains the old historic city....

 on the commons (Danish: fælled) previously named Nørrefælled and Østerfælled.

Fælledparken is used for activities such as:
  • Walking
  • Sunbathing
  • Running
  • Playgrounds
  • Soccer training and matches on the courts marked on the grass
  • The cafe Pavillonen
  • Copenhagen Historic Grand Prix
    Copenhagen Historic Grand Prix
    Copenhagen Historic Grand Prix is a vintage motor sports car race held annually on the grounds of Fælledparken in Copenhagen, Denmark. It has been arranged since 2001 and takes place in the first weekend of August...

     (auto racing with old cars)
  • 1 May: Labour Day
    Labour Day
    Labour Day or Labor Day is an annual holiday to celebrate the economic and social achievements of workers. Labour Day has its origins in the labour union movement, specifically the eight-hour day movement, which advocated eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for...

     demonstration, with speeches by politicians
  • Concerts and celebrations such as carnival


Fælledparken lies adjacent to Parken, the Danish national stadium.

The southern part of Fælledparken was sometimes used by rescue helicopters from the Danish Air Force when transporting patients to Rigshospitalet
Rigshospitalet
Rigshospitalet - Copenhagen University Hospital, or simply Riget, is the national hospital of Denmark, located in the capital city of Copenhagen, between the streets of Blegdamsvej, Tagensvej and Nørre Allé...

. This practice was abandoned in the year 2006 with the construction of a helicopter platform on the roof of Rigshospitalet.http://www.berlingske.dk/grid/kobenhavn/artikel:aid=708916

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