Silesian Park

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Silesian Culture and Recreation Park
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Japan Garden within Silesian Central Park
Type Urban park
Location Katowice and Chorzów, Silesia, Poland[1]
Area 620 hectares (1,532.1 acres)
6.2 square kilometres (2.4 sq mi)[2]
Created 1950s/1960s
Status Open all year
Website http://www.parkslaski.pl/

Silesian Park managed by WPKiW S.A. (Polish: Park Sląski and Wojewodzki Park Kultury i Wypoczynku S.A., abbreviated as WPKiW and translatable as Voivodship Park of Culture and Recreation S.A.) is a recreation complex in the center of the Upper-Silesian Metropolis at a border of Chorzów and Katowice in Silesia, Poland.[3]

It is the largest city park of this type in Europe.[4] The area of the park is 620 hectares.

It was created in the 1950s from an initiative of local politician Jerzy Ziętek to restore an industrially-devastated piece of land in the middle of a highly urbanized area.

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

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