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Näsinpuisto Park was built at the beginning of the 20th century on almost bare rock in a dredged earth fill in Mustalahti Harbour. Hundreds of trees and a large number of perennials were planted to replace the stunted pines and juniper trees that had grown on the rock, with the perennials including some rare plants imported from abroad. Most of the delicate plants died in the hard frosts of 1940.
Näsinpuisto Park nevertheless continues to be one of the city’s most diverse parks in terms of its range of plant species. The area has several rock plant clusters and beautiful boulder walls. At the western edge of the park can be found Finland's largest poplar (Populus ‘Rasumowskiana’). In 2008, its circumference half a metre from the ground was 625 cm. In 2017, a lookout pavilion modelled on one that previously stood on the same spot was completed to the east of Näsilinna. You can get to the pavilion, for example, via the new stairs that start from behind Tallipiha.
The park offers a fine view of Lake Näsijärvi. The highest point is the palatial residence of Milavida, built by Peter von Nottbeck in 1898. Näsilinna has been owned by the city since 1905. The building is now home to the Milavida Museum.
The northern end of Hämeenpuisto Park features the Tammerkoski fountain on the southern edge of Näsinpuisto Park, which was donated by kauppaneuvos Nikolai Tirkkonen and was at the time the first public sculpture in Tampere. In the northern part of Näsinpuisto Park, there is a monument to the Kuru shipwreck which dates from 1940 and was sculpted by Yrjö Liipola.
In the eastern part of the park, there is the Mältinranta bathing area, where you swim also in winter. The southeast part of the park borders on the Tallipiha area, where you can find a café and some small shops.