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Jordan’s Park

It is one of the most favorite parks among Cracow inhabitants.
It is located in a close proximity to the Błonia Park.

History of the park

The park was created in 1877 by Henryk Jordan, PhD. It was to serve as a playground for both children and teenagers. The initial idea behind the park was to take advantage of it as a place for physical activity that would be supervised by instructors. Football, tennis, long jumps, high jumps, running, and javelin throwing – all of the aforementioned sports disciplines were performed in the Jordan Park. Spots based on the spatial plan of the Cracow park were created in other countries as well.

Jordan’s Park today

Nowadays, the role of the park is almost the same. One can find numerous attractions for children, such as pitches, climbing walls, pools, and a lake were interested individuals can relax while on pedal boats. Parents may check the nearby cafe. During winter, there is an ice rink in the park.
If you are not interested in sport, you may stroll down calm park alleys and admire the sculptures of the most prominent Poles. You should especially see the monument of Wojtek bear, which took part in the Second World War. While near the park, it is also worth checking out the Błonia park, the National Museum or the nearby Food truck square.

Where to visit the park?

Park can be visited (the entrance is free) between: spring and summer seasons (1st April– 31st October): 6.00 A.M –10.00 P.M., autumn and winter seasons: 6.00 A.M. – 8.00 P.M.