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In Sweden, a folkpark (approximately "peoples park" in English) is a public recreation space, usually featuring large grassed areas, trees, children's play facilities, etc. Most towns and cities have a folkpark. These parks were originally created by the labour movement as places where political rallies could be held and where workers and their families could unwind.[1] In larger folkparks, there is sometimes a bandstand or stage, and they are used for concerts and other entertainment. Summer folkpark tours are a traditional part of the touring circuit for bands, etc.[2]

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  1. ^ Johan Pries, Erik Jönsson & Don Mitchell (2020). "Parks and Houses for the People". Places Journal.
  2. ^ Folkparker Retrieved: November 23, 2014.