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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  • Considering the fact Cracow is an immensely polluted city and thanks to the people governing the country it may become even more polluted and less green, spending some time in a place which is a green...  more »
  • A nice, fairly sizable, well-kept park practically in the Centre of Krakow. For a walk. You can relax from the hustle and bustle of the city and relax amongst the greenery.
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  • A large green park with several playgrounds and soccer fields. A little kitsch, unfortunately, is but a very positive for her. And numerous items of historical and patriotic.
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  • Very nice. Spacious park. With several playgrounds for children. A lot of fun for a day in park with family. Lacks parking. Usually free of charge parking spots are full. So plan for a paid underground parking nearby. And a little bit of walk.
  • My mother visited this park over 60 years ago and it great for students to relax in.
  • Beautiful park where you can easily lie on the ground and relax. There is also a skatepark and few playgrounds so it's a great place for children too.
  • Very nice park with lots of activities for kids. A great place to visit if the weather is nice!
  • Park with lots of old trees and beautiful grass fields, alley with Polish generals' busts. Several new children areas. Generally, nice place to spend sunny day.