Sibelius and scenic views – Töölö’s parks from the 1930s to the present

Piilopuisto Hidden Park

This park was appropriately named in 1991. It is hidden behind apartment buildings and therefore unknown to most visitors.

A small asphalt path leads to the park from the side street Paasikivenkatu. This is the only public access to the park and is often blocked by badly parked cars, which also hinders maintenance of the park. Thanks to its out-of-the-way location, the park is very peaceful. It has a somewhat run-down feel to it, as if it has been forgotten. A sand path runs around the lawn and through the flowerbeds. The perennials, a few benches and a municipal litter bin are the only signs that this is in fact a city park.

One of the buildings next to the park housed a radiotherapy clinic for a period of years, so the park must have been highly appreciated by the clinic’s patients.

Piilopuisto Hidden Park

Area 1,480 square metres

Design Bengt Schalin, City Gardener

Piilopuisto Hidden Park

Area 1,480 square metres

Design Bengt Schalin, City Gardener