Jordan Park in Krakow

 

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Jordan's Park is a very popular recreational area among people from Krakow. It is located close to Blonie, approx. 1,5km to the west of Krakow's city center. It was founded in 1889 by Henryk Jordan – Polish gynecologist and a social activist. His aim was a patriotic upbringing of Polish youth by physical activities. The Jordan's Park resembles an English landscape garden with an irregular network of paths, huge lawns, flower beds. It is visited by either families or teenagers, elder people. There are special sport facilities: sport fields, outdoor gyms, big playgrounds, bike paths and skateboard ramps. A huge attraction for children is a water zone. There is a possibility to hire special equipement like kayaks or pedal boats as well as bicycles and electric cars. The avenue where busts of Polish important people are located is also worth seeing. They were founded in order to commemorate eminent Poles who had a significant contribution into public life. Among more than 50 statues there are busts of Henryk Jordan, Mikolaj Kopernik, Adam Mickiewicz, Wladyslaw Anders, Jan Paul II. The Jordan's Park is green lungs of Krakow. Along with a huge green area of Blonie it is a perfect place for weekend in the city.

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