Henryk Jordan Park, Krakow

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Jordan Park, also known as Jordan's Garden or Park Jordana, was established in 1889 as the first public playground in Kraków, Poland, and the first of its kind in Europe. It was equipped with exercise fixtures modeled after those of similar playgrounds in the United States. The park is located in Kraków’s Błonia (municipal grasslands that had previously served as cattle pasture).HistoryThe original Jordan Park included a swimming pool, 12 playing and soccer fields, as well as numerous running and exercise tracks. Facilities were added for indoor activities in 1906, in case of bad weather. The park was also equipped with locker rooms and showers. On top of that, a free meal service was established for the children.Jordan Park was Dr. Henryk Jordan's biggest achievement, brought to completion with the help from the director of Kraków City Parks, Bolesław Malecki.The concept of Jordan’s Gardens became very popular throughout interwar Poland. Similar gardens were opened in Warsaw, Płock, Kalisz and Lublin. In 1928 the Society of Jordan’s Gardens was established to oversee the building of all recreational facilities in the country.ConceptThe most innovative aspect of Jordan's idea of public parks was perhaps the change in public's perception: stressing the importance of physical education and making people realize that physical exercise is equally important to intellectual development of children, while shaping their personality.
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  • Jordan Park is a great place for active spending time. Multiple paths for cycling or skateboard. In addition to good access by public transport.
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  • A space dedicated to sports (tennis, petanque, Valley and for skateboard park, free-climbing, etc.) and for baby and children's playground. You can enjoy regardless of age. Summer kids pay zone (go kart, tandem bike, boat, etc.) has increased, enjoy one side yellow fall foliage Autumn Winter Park special rink, where you can enjoy all year round. The food court and pay toilet, can linger.
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  • Opened in 1889, as a city park by Dr. Henry Jordan, popularization of the sport among young people. It is designed on the model of the English landscaped gardens; Here is the irregular network of paths, flower beds, big lawns. Held here, interesting sport events; tętnił Park life. Now mostly cyclists, skater and especially speed skater; for small children is the pond; You can go canoeing, boat-this is probably the most attractive place for children. There are many statues of famous Poles, mainly those related to the second world war. The Park is large, so for each will be a highlight.
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  • A great park for outdoor activities in summer/spring seasons. Easy access by mass transportation. 👍🏼 I've taken one of the best sunset photos of my gallery there! 😊 #letsguide
  • As usual in any season, the park is a green Oasis in an otherwise disgustingly polluted city. They even have an air purifier. The park is well kept and there is always something to do. The only problem is the parking. You have to drive around a lot before finding something. I recommend it for an afternoon or a quick stroll.
  • Beautiful infact best park to hangout in summers! You have everything there
  • A very pleasant walk, greatly enhanced by the troops of Red Squirrels running around my feet. Wonderful to see them for the first time ever!
  • Nice park for summer chilling. There are quite a few mosquitos so watch out for these!
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