Silesian Park

Silesian Park (Polish: Park Śląski) is a recreation complex in the center of the Upper-Silesian Metropolis at a border of Chorzów and Katowice in Silesia, Poland.[3]

Silesian Culture and Recreation Park
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Japanese Garden within Silesian Central Park
TypeUrban park
LocationKatowice and Chorzów, Silesia, Poland[1]
Area620 hectares (1,532.1 acres)
6.2 square kilometres (2.4 sq mi)[2]
Created1950s/1960s
StatusOpen all year
Websitewww.parkslaski.pl

Its formal name is "General Jerzy Ziętek Voivodeship Park of Culture and Recreation" (Wojewódzki Park Kultury i Wypoczynku im. gen. Jerzego Ziętka, abbreviated WPKiW), named after Jerzy Ziętek, a Silesian politician who headed the 1950s initiative to create this park. It restored an industrially devastated piece of land in the middle of a highly urbanized area. It is managed by WPKiW S.A..

The area of the park is 620 hectares. By comparison, it's almost twice as big as Central Park in New York.

In addition to the extensive green area, the following are located in the park:

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  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-03-29. Retrieved 2010-06-03.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-04-13. Retrieved 2010-06-03.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-03-29. Retrieved 2010-06-03.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

Coordinates: 50°17′14″N 18°59′28″E / 50.287296°N 18.991199°E / 50.287296; 18.991199