Astrid Park

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Astrid Park
Parc Astrid  (French)
Astridpark  (Dutch)
Pond in Astrid Park
TypePublic park
LocationAnderlecht, Brussels-Capital Region, Belgium
Coordinates50°49′59″N 4°17′53″E / 50.83306°N 4.29806°E / 50.83306; 4.29806Coordinates: 50°49′59″N 4°17′53″E / 50.83306°N 4.29806°E / 50.83306; 4.29806
Area9.44 ha (23 acres)
Created13 August 1911
Public transit accessSaint Guidon/Sint Guido

Astrid Park (French: Parc Astrid, Dutch: Astridpark) is an urban public park in the municipality of Anderlecht in Brussels, Belgium. The park was inaugurated on 13 August 1911 and was named Parc du Meir/Meirpark until 1935, when the mayor of Anderlecht decided to change its name in memory of Queen Astrid of Sweden, who died in a car crash that year.

Since 1917, football club R.S.C. Anderlecht plays its home matches in the Constant Vanden Stock Stadium (previously known as the Emile Versé Stadium), located within the park. Hence, the stadium is sometimes metonymically referred to as Parc Astrid.

This park is served by the metro stations Saint Guidon/Sint Guido and Veeweyde/Veeweide on line 5 of the Brussels metro.