Park Krakowski has reopened following an extensive 8.7 million PLN renovation.
The revitalization of the park near Plac Inwalidów included new paths (including some more accessible to bicycles and prams), LED lighting, a playground, renewal of the sculptures, and places to play games and read. Furthermore, 42 new trees and many more shrubs, grasses, and flowers were planted.
Krakow President Jacek Majchrowski opened the park with a ceremony at noon on 2 June, following which were cultural workshops, tours, and other entertainment for the public concluding with a dance party.
Park Krakowski was founded in 1885 and originally was much larger, including such attractions as a zoo, an ice skating rink, and a bowling alley. In recent years, activists have fought to protect it from further urban development, such as a 2015 plan to construct a parking garage underneath it.