Park Krakowski is a 12.5 acres (5.06 ha) city park located in Krakow, in southern Poland. The park, founded in 1885, was modelled after similar parks in Vienna. It is a contemporary sculpture park.
Park Krakowski was originated by city councillor Stanisław Rehman. It was built on grounds leased from the Polish military. It was a popular destination point with many Fin de siècle Cracovians. After World War I, its size was reduced, due to rapid real estate development.
The park originally contained:
- an outdoor concert bowl amphitheatre
- a summer outdoor theater (built 1890)
- a zoo
- an ice skating rink and bicycle rink
- a swimming pool and pond
- a bowling alley
- a restaurant and seasonal outdoor cafés.
They were created by Polish modern art sculptors, including: S. Borzęcki; A. Hajducki; W. Kućma; J. Sękowski; and J. Siek.
- Krakow-poland.com - "Essential Krakow" . accessed 5.30.2012
- Ryszard Burek - editor, Encyklopedia Krakowa, 2000, ISBN 83-01-13325-2
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