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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
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Josaphat Park is a public park of Template:Convert located in the municipality of Schaerbeek in Brussels, Belgium. The football stadium that was formerly used by the K.V.V. Crossing Elewijt lies on the north-west corner of the park. There is also an elementary school (Chazal school), a tennis club (R.T.C. Lambermont), the communal greenhouses, animals (horses, donkeys, hen, ducks), two playgrounds, a minigolf course, an archery range, three caf├ęs (La Laiterie, La Buvette Saint-Sebastiaan, and La Guinguette Populeir), a kiosk (Josaphine's), and some ponds.

The park is a remainder of the old Linthout forest that began at Dailly Square. It was designed by Edmond Galoppin of Melsbroek and inaugurated by King Leopold II of Belgium on 6 June 1904. Its name comes from the resemblance between the valley of the Roodebeek (a tributary of the Maalbeek) where the park is located and the Valley of Josaphat in the Holy Land, noted by a pilgrim back from Palestine in 1574. It was designated on 31 December 1974.

Sculptures

Josaphat Park contains a large collection of sculptures, including works by sculptors Jules Lagae, Victor Rousseau, and Albert Desenfans.

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