Het Blijdensteinpark is situated at the eastside of the city. Like other parks in Enschede its named after a textile family who build a villa in 1855. When the last resident left the house, the park was given to the Enschede city. The villa then was set up as an textile museum. Currently it accommodates exhibition space and studios. The park is crossed by a main road in the german direction.
Almost every district in Enschede has one or more parks under municipal maintenance as-well as some beautiful country estates around the city. In many cases it is a hesitance of the textile industries. The popular Volkspark was designed for the 19th century workers to relax and is now home of the annual fun-fairs and other cultural events. The Ledeboerpark and others were originally developed as residence or country estate or the wealthy ones.