- Silesian Culture and Recreation Park
Silesian Culture and Recreation Park or Silesian Central Park or Voivodship Culture and Recreation Park ( _pl. Śląski Park Kultury i Wypoczynku, Wojewódzki Park Kultury i Wypoczynku), also sometimes unofficially referred to as "General
Jerzy ZiętekPark", is a recreation complex in the center of the Upper Silesian Metropolitan Union(cities of Chorzówand Katowice) in Silesia, Poland. It was founded in the 1960s from an initiative of local politician Jerzy Ziętek as a popular community center for sports, arts, and recreation. It is the second largest city park in Europe [pl icon [http://miasta.gazeta.pl/katowice/1,68888,2948745.html Gazeta.pl] , [http://www.tysiaclecie.pl/wyswietl.php?idk=9&id=2 District "Tysiąclecie" of Katowice] , [http://gospodarka.silesia-region.pl/pl/tur10.php economic informant Silesian Voivodeship] and [http://www.google.pl/search?sourceid=navclient-ff&ie=UTF-8&rls=GGGL,GGGL:2006-45,GGGL:pl&q=%22Wojew%C3%B3dzki+Park+Kultury+i+Wypoczynku%22+najwi%C4%99kszy+park+w+europie%22 other sources in google] ] . Its area is 620 hectares.In addition to the extensive green area, the following are located in the park:
Silesian Zoological Garden
Silesian Amusement Park
Upper Silesian Ethnographic Park
Katowice International FairGrounds
* Stadium of
*a swimming-pool complex
*a water sports center
*The Technical Progress Centre
*a hotel complex, the Polish Tourist' Society and the Polish Scouts' Association district centers, restaurants, cafés and show pavilions where flower shows and other exhibits are held.
*pl icon [http://www.wpkiw.com.pl Website Park]
*pl icon [http://www.planetarium.chorzow.net.pl Website Silesian Planetarium]
*pl icon [http://fotogalerie.pl/galeria/galeria_krystian Gallery (photo)]
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