A real city park. At the edge of the bastions, you will find a green area called Molenwater Park, in the center of town. The park is closely intertwined with the city and you can enter from various sides. You can enter the park via the lovely new Theater and choose to follow one of the softly winding paths. People playing sports, school kids, families, sun worshippers: the park is a place where all Middelburgers come together.
The park also has another function. Beneath all this greenery, the park offers 2000 m³ of space for the temporary storage of water. This massive basin under the park protects the center of Middelburg from water damage in the event of heavy rains. The rain water drainage systems of the surrounding buildings are connected to this network. The pond or "water square" in the park shows how high the groundwater is.