Belgrade is proud of its parks, greenery and alleys.
The parks of Belgrade become places for rest and relaxation during the spring, they are refuges from the heat and city bustle during summers and they are there in the autumn to pacify before the oncoming winter. Even in wintertime the parks serve as refuge from the city rush for many citizens of Belgrade. The first public park was arranged in 1860 at the corner of Kneza Miloša and Nemanjina Street and named Financial Park. Belgrade currently has 65 public parks with the most famous being Kalemegdan Park, Tašmajdan Park, Park of Friendship, Hyde Park and the Pioneer Park.
A total of 37 natural treasures are protected within the territory of the city, mostly old and rare trees. Those include the trunk of the forest oak Melnica in the Sopot village of Nemanikuće, over 230 years old, as well as the group of nine oaks at Jazića kolibe in Obrenovac, approximately 180 years old, and the enormous sycamore tree planted during the construction of the Residence of Prince Miloš Obrenović in 1834, as well as the hundred-year old cedar tree planted by Josif Pančić at Tolstojeva Street on Savski venac.