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Jordan Park, also known as Jordan’s Garden or Park Jordana, was established in 1889 as the first public playground in Kraków, Poland, and the first of its kind in Europe. It was equipped with exercise fixtures modeled after those of similar playgrounds in the United States.

The Kraków Zoo is located in Kraków, Poland and was established in 1929. It is home to over 1500 animals from about 260 species. Site Available in Polish.

Ojców National Park is a national park in Kraków County, Lesser Poland Voivodeship in southern Poland, established in 1956. It takes its name from the village of Ojców, where it also has its headquarters. Chopin visited Ojców in 1829. It is Poland’s smallest national park, with an original area of 14.40 square kilometers (5.56 sq mi), since expanded to 21.46 km2 (8.29 sq mi).

Beautiful Las Wolski Forest is located just 8 km west of Krakow, encompassing Sowiniec Hill and all its scenic views of the nearby city (scenic because this particular hill is only surrounded by trees, not covered by them). The deciduous forest itself takes up an area of 450 hectares (1112 acres), including 35 km (22 miles) of hiking, biking and cross country skiing trails, as well as several nature reserves, the Pilsudski Mound Fortress and even a zoo.

The Botanic Garden of the Jagiellonian University is a botanical garden, founded in 1783 in Kraków. It is located east of the Old Town and occupies 9.6 hectares. It belongs to the Jagiellonian University and is classified as a historical location.