Since 1992, Lommel locals have enjoyed relaxing in Prinses Astridpark (Princess Astrid Park), close to De Adelberg CC. In his design, landscape architect Paul Deroose opted for pure symbolism and an homage to life.
Some look at the Astridpark with its green hills and see similarities with the set used on the Teletubbies. Others don’t see any meaning in it at all. But the fact is that all of the park’s landscape elements have their own symbolism: the water is a reference to vitality, the fountain wall to birth, the path to the snake and embodying good and evil, the amphitheatre to democracy, and the long wall to the end of life.
In 2018 Prinses Astridpark received a unique artwork in honour of human rights. Margot Homan’s sculpture features six portraits of human rights defenders, including Gandhi, Mandela and Martin Luther King.