In the centre of the city is a quiet and tranquil oasis known as Dunavski park. Here there are flower beds, walks, a small lake and statues. The lake had swans and turtles swimming together when I was there.
Dunavski Park, or Danube Park, is, ironically, not on the Danube River. It is, however, near to the river, which is likely how it got its name. The Park is one of those typical Austro-Hungarian places of leisure, with manicured lawns, a large gazebo, several statues and benches and a fountain that crowns the centre of the park. The greenery was a bit limp and unappealing when I was there – the fault of a persistent lack of rain – but it was still quite pretty and I can imagine that, in the spring, it must be a beautiful place to spend time. The pond in the centre of the park has turtles, which I’m sure will be a treat for any children you’re traveling with, and there are various birds to add to the fun. The statues are the standard bronze statues that East European urban planners seem to love.
Visit this green oasis in the very centre of the city and find out why Novi Sad is said to be the city of parks, greenery and flowers. Take a walk round its lake, feed the swans, see the memorials to many famous people like Djura Jakšic or Miroslav Antic.
The building of the park started some 110 years ago.
There were times when concerts were organised here.
this is another picture from the park. there is supposed to be a swan, there but it was a total snob and didnt get in the water for us to take a picture of it. We even came back later but it was still not in the water. stupid swan!
Dunavski park of Danube park is in the hart of the old part of the city and cover an area of 33.695 m2 and was establish in 19. century. There is lake with swans and ducks, many sculptures, fountain and everything else what one park has to have. There are also many old trees of different kinds. It’s especially pleasant place in the spring and summer time when flowers are in full blossom and when there are so many kids around. This pcture was taken at the end of winter so don’t show the best of park but there, in travelogues, are some better photos of it… so, you are invited to check.
First sculpture in Dunavksi park was erected in 1912 and that was well known “frajlica”(also called “Nymph” or “Girl with horn of plenty”, fountain with nude girls sculpture. Today, there are many sculptures and monuments in park and the most popular one is that one on the photo… sculpture of famous 19. century Serbian poet from the period of romanism, Djura Jaksic. Kids, but also older ones, likes to sit and make pictures with him.
In continuation of the Dunavska Street is Dunavski park where is located the monument of Djura Jaksic and Miroslav Antic. Park have a beautiful lake with swans, beautiful green nature and many plants. Dunavski park certainly add to its relaxed atmosphere.
Kamenicki park is one old great and spacious park on the left side of Danube. More about this park, palace and Sremska Kamenica you could find at my Sremska Kamenica page and travelogue that is there.
Dunavski Park is really beautiful so its very nice going there to walk around or just sitting somewhere with a book to relax a while.
There's a lake in the centre of the Park where the famous Swan likes to entertain everyone from time to time.
Check out my travelogue on Dunavski Park and you will see more pictures on this wonderful place.
Djura Jaksic (1832 - 1878), the poet, painter, narrator, play writer and great patriot, which occasionally spent time in Novi Sad, making friends mostly with jasa Ignjatovic (another famous Serbian writer). His monument was made by sculptor Jovan Soldatovic. It was placed in The Danube Park in 1982. where, since, children are playing sitting on his knees. Jaksic made portraits from national history to a literal cafe of those times "Kamila", and also some of the icons of Almaska graveyard chapell.
this is dunavski park, where i enjoy going for walks. nice flowers, trees and ducks. even though the swan refused to swin for me
The thing with this park is that it's not too bing, and yet it has it's peace in the centre of the city... Beautiful lake.... Just come and see it
While speaking of Dunavska street, we must visit the park. It is only logical thing. Here are some pictures.
Dunavski Park , the most beautifull park in Novi Sad .It has 33,695 m2.
More pics and info in my Of the beathen path section ...
This is one very nice park in the center of the city, which has one little lake with swans. All the people in Novi Sad are very proud of our little "swan community" :)