Josef-Strauss-Park is an oasis in an area of Vienna with particularly little public green space. The 7,800 square meters English-style park is a bit hidden behind a block of houses in the 7th district, with a hard-to-find entrance in Lerchenfelder Straße and one in Kaiserstraße. Due to its location in the middle of apartment houses, the park creates a very private feeling, like walking through a quiet, shady backyard. In summertime, however, the urban greenspace comes to live when children with their parents use the ample playground facilities and passers-by take a break on one of the benches. Not too long, though, because the wrought-iron gates usually close at dusk (watch our session with Volcano! for the counterevidence). The park is named after 19th-century architect, inventor, composer and conductor Josef Strauss, whose brother Johann is the creator of some of the most famous waltzes.