The City Park

Haskovo is known as one of the greenest cities in Bulgaria as the City Park, established at the end of the 19th century, has contributed to it to a great extend.
Marin Penchev, who studied decorative gardening in Hungary and participated in the creation of the Boris Garden started the construction of this park. The project of the urban network of the City Park was his and under his leadership the first decorative trees, shrubs and flower beds were planted. During his stay in Hungary, Marin Penchev and his wife adopted an orphan named Gyula. In 1910, Gyula, who was already a Bulgarian citizen – Georgi Penchev, arrived in Haskovo in order to finish his father’s job. He managed the expansion of the garden area, which had already reached 41 decares. Large-scale trees were planted to enrich the variety of plant species. For many years, the City Park has been intensively diversified with new plants and species. The cultural life of the city was concentrated here. Bicycle races for ladies were organized. A dance floor was built, where the city orchestra played in the evenings and for many years it was a tradition of the local people to walk and meet in the City Park.
In 2011, after a complete reconstruction under the project of Haskovo Municipality, the City Park was totally renovated. An entire reconstruction of the alley network, recreation areas, children’s playground, artificial lake and a stage with three-level visitors’ places and places for disabled people were built. In addition, coniferous and deciduous trees were planted.
This City Park is open for visits from 06.00 a.m. to 08:00 p.m. in winter and from 06.00 a.m. to 11.00 p.m. in summer.

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