Trumph Arch Sq., Sector 1, Bucharest,
Herastrau Park (Romanian: Parcul Herastrau ) is a large park on the northern side of Bucharest, Romania, around Lake Herastrau.
The park has an area of about 1.1 km˛, of which 0.7 km˛ is the lake. Initially, the area was full of marshes, but these were drained between 1930 and 1935, and the park was opened in 1936. The park is divided into two zones: a rustic or natural zone (the Village Museum), which is left more or less undisturbed, and a public/'active' domain with open areas for recreation activities. Small boats are allowed on the lake.
At various points in its history it has been called Parcul Naţional, Parcul Carol II, and Parcul I. V. Stalin. The park once featured a statue of Stalin, which was torn down in 1956