Ubiquitous green areas are part of the city image. Bydgoszcz is often called a green or a garden city.

It owes this title not only to the parks, old avenues of trees within the city, but also to the Myślęcinek Forest Park on the outskirts; its 800 hectaresof forest include the Polish Fauna Garden,one of a few in Poland, a botanical garden, an Alpinarium, an equestrian centre and tennis courts, just to name a few.