Warsaw Parks and Gardens

(Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland)

Photo of the city's Lazienki ParkWarsaw is a highly developed and attractive city, being filled with a surprising number of green spaces, which come in the form of large gardens, public parklands and national parks. Local Warsovians regularly frequent the countless parks around the city centre, which serve as an invaluable escape from modern life. However, many of these parks do not actually allow people to sit on the grass and this is usually clearly indicated by signposts.

Agrykola Park is an exception to this rule and is known for its relaxed atmosphere and picnicking opportunities. Another popular recreational space is Powsin Park, although so many people come here at the weekends that it can become rather crowded. Open-air chess tournaments are often held here and are usually watched by onlookers.

Further picture of Lazienki Park, showing the lakefront

Lazienki Park

Address: Aleje Ujzadowski, Warsaw, PL-00460, Poland, PL
This large and appealing park is located within the historical Old Town district and is home to many rather surprising attractions. These include a particularly grand palace, along with a rather unexpected amphitheatre, which is often used for seasonal classical music concerts. The rose garden is a must-see sight during the summer months, when it is at its most fragrant and colourful.
Open hours: daily - dawn to dusk
Admission: free

Picture of the Botanical Gardens during the summer

Botanical Gardens

Address: Aleje Ujazdowskie 4, Warsaw, PL-00478, Poland, PL
Tel: +48 022 628 7514
The Botanical Gardens lie in the very heart of downtown Warsaw, amidst the bustling city life. Managed by the local university, these gardens offer a tranquil spot to escape and the lush greenery quickly transports you to a different place altogether. However, at the weekends the gardens can become rather busy, when locals and visitors alike come to enjoy the flowers, trails and sunshine.
Open hours: May to October, Monday to Friday - 09:00 to 20:00; Saturday and Sunday - 10:00 to 19:00
Admission: free

Aerial image of the spacious Agrykola Park

Agrykola Park

Address: Ulica Agrykola, Warsaw, PL-99200, Poland, PL
Tel: +48 022 9431
Close to Warsaw city centre, Agrykola Park is known locally for its very relaxed atmosphere and pleasant surroundings. This is one of the best places if you are looking to enjoy a leisurely picnic and the lawned areas are perfect for this. The walkways are suitable for both cycling and jogging, and during the summer months, many Polish celebrations are based here and can often attract sizable crowds.
Open hours: daily
Admission: free

View of fountain in Morskie Oko Park

Morskie Oko Park

Address: Ulica Pulawska 322, Warsaw, Poland, PL
Sandwiched between the Jan Sobieskiego and the Ulica Pulawska, Morskie Oko Park is regularly frequented by local Russians, who come here to relax, walk their dogs and sit down in pleasant surroundings. Much of the park is centred around a large lake, where seasonal fishing is a definite highlight.
Open hours: daily
Admission: free

Photo of promenade in the Pole Mokotowskie Park

Pole Mokotowskie Park (Warsaw Central Park)

Located in the very heart of Warsaw, Pole Mokotowskie Park is a large green space where a host of recreational activities present themselves. Home to a large pond, a number of small streams, and plenty of pathways suitable for jogging and cycling, Central Park, as it is otherwise known, is close to the action and a number of popular eateries are just a short walk away.
Open hours: daily
Admission: free

View of the Kampinos National Park

Kampinos National Park

Address: Ulica Tetmajera 38, Izabelin, Warsaw, PL-05080, Poland, PL
Tel: +48 022 722 6001
The biggest national park within the whole country, Kampinos National Park is sited just outside of Warsaw and is bursting with recreational activities and opportunities for those who have come to love the great outdoors. Much of the park features dense woodland, where local wildlife flourishes, including everything from lynx to wild boar. The nature trails allow you to enjoy the flora and fauna from a distance. Keen birdwatchers should consider bringing their binoculars.
Open hours: daily
Admission: free

Powsin Park

Address: Wilanów, Warsaw, PL-02-665, Poland, PL
Powsin Park can be found within the Wilanów area of Warsaw, away from the city centre. Many people come here to enjoy its pretty botanical garden and seasonal flower displays, while others prefer the sporting facilities, which include tennis courts.
Open hours: daily
Admission: free

Traugutt Park

Address: Ulica Zakroczymska, Warsaw, PL-00225, Poland, PL
A historic park of great local significance, Traugutt Park can be found on the northerly side of New Town Warsaw and features a poignant memorial to its namesake Romuald Traugutt, a local Polish war hero from the 19th century. Gardens, lawned areas, seats, sculptures and springtime bulbs are just some of the attractions here.
Open hours: daily
Admission: free