Along with the municipal park, the Seepark is one of the most popular green spaces within Freiburg's city limits, offering recreational activities for all ages, with its swimming lake, restaurants, a swimming pool, playgrounds and miniature golf.
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The site of the Seepark was used for agriculture before the turn of the century. However, the gravel soil was ill-suited for growing grain and so, in the 1920s, a gravel company, Flückiger, moved to this location to mine sand and gravel. Gravel mining was shut down in the 1970s, with only the Flückigersee lake now a reminder of this past.
In 1986, the entire site was completely converted to host the State Horticultural Show, and in 1990, a Japanese garden with a waterfall and stream was created on an area of 3,600 square meters together with Freiburg's twin city Matsuyama. Many areas of the park, featuring a small temple, forester's house, viewing tower and Eco Station, remain as they were built back then.