Krakow Parks and Gardens

(Krakow, Malopolskie, Poland)

Photo showing gardens and waterfront close to the city centreAlthough a large and crowded city, Krakow has allowed itself to retain many important parks and gardens, which are dotted around the city centre and beyond. Sited in Old Town Krakow and within the Jagiellonian University complex, the Krakow Botanical Gardens are brimming with horticultural interest and seasonal planting.

Many family friendly parks are also close to Krakow city centre and offer a plethora of recreational activities. Particularly popular is Decjusza Park, which is home to the magnificent Decjusza Palace. A different kind of park is Wodny, an exceptional water park, which comes complete with swimming pools and fast water slides.

Blonia Green

Address: Aleja 3 Maja, Krakow, PL-30062, Poland, PL
The surprisingly large meadow-type space of Blonia Green lies just a short tram ride from the Old Town area. This is a peaceful space just off the Ulica Pilsudskiego, where many locals often come for a quick stroll, to walk their dogs and to visit the onsite sports stadiums.
Open hours: daily
Admission: free

Picture of the beautiful Botanical Gardens

Botanical Gardens

Address: Ulica Kopernika 27, Krakow, PL-31501, Poland, PL
Along the pathways of the Krakow Botanical Gardens you can enjoy a series of attractions, including monuments and water features. However, stargazers will be delighted to find a working observatory onsite, which dominates an area of the garden with its imposing architecture.
Open hours: May to September, daily - 09:00 to dusk
Admission: free

Decjusza Park

Address: Ulica Krolowej Jadwigi 298, Krakow, PL-30218, Poland, PL
Centred around a grand and historic palace, Decjusza Park is situated within Old Town Krakow and filled with interest. Although lots of people come here to visit the palace itself and its impressive architecture, the gardens are well worth exploring and contain bags of seasonal colour, and even an amphitheatre, where many events are held each summer.
Open hours: daily
Admission: free

View showing Jordan Park

Jordan Park

Address: Ulica Reymonta, Krakow, PL-30059, Poland, PL
The centrally located Jordan Park is a well-maintained public space, with cycling trails, seating areas and seasonal planting schemes. Families with young children will enjoy the playground area, which features swings, slides and climbing frames.
Open hours: daily
Admission: free

Image of sculpture at Park Lotnikow Polskich

Park Lotnikow Polskich

Address: Aleja Jana Pawla II, Krakow, PL-31445, Poland, PL
Close to central Krakow and a firm favourite with the city's residents, Park Lotnikow Polskich is perfect for those looking for a place to stroll or jog. The park is also a great place to enjoy a sandwich at lunchtime and many people come here from the neighbouring Polytechnical University to take advantage of its proximity and open spaces.
Open hours: daily
Admission: free

Wodny Park (Aqua Park)

Address: Ulica Dobrego Pasterza 126, Krakow, PL-31416, Poland, PL
Tel: +48 012 616 3190
The extremely popular Wodny Park offers tourists endless fun and a great way to cool down on the hottest of days. With a series of water chutes and an enormous Olympic-size swimming pool, this fun-filled complex also boasts a number of Jacuzzi tubs, shallow pools for paddling, water aerobics, squash courts and a well-equipped gymnasium. This is without doubt one of the best sports attractions within the whole of Poland.
Open hours: daily - 07:00 to 23:00
Admission: charge