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Kronvalda park

Kronvalda park is situated between Kr. Valdemara street, Kronvalda boulevard and Kalpaka boulevard, Riga City Canal is flowing through the park. It was set up after taking down the walls of Riga. The park is currently the second richest public park in Riga with around 104 foreign tree and bush species.

  • Park greenery and fountain
  • Photo: Rīgas dārzi un parki
  • Freeport of Riga Authority (former Milk restaurant)
  • Photo: Riga’s boats
  • Embankment of the City Canal and benches in the park
  • Photo: Riga City Gardens and Parks
  • Riga City Canal
  • Photo: Riga City Gardens and Parks

In the beginning of the 1860s German Riflemen Union started setting up the riflemen garden and it was a closed territory until 1927. Latvian ethnographic exhibition was opened in 1896.
In the 1830s the garden was given to the inhabitants of Riga and a fountain was set up there. The garden was set up as a landscape park with typical geometrical garden elements - straightened pathways and sheared hedges. Large beds of wintergreens and groups of blossoming bushes were made and the park was named after the participant of the Neo-Latvian movement Atis Kronvalds.
2 bridges were built over the canal in 1936. In 1977 celebrating the 100th anniversary of the national writer A.Upitis the foundation-stone for the monument was set up. The territory of the park covers 11,42 ha.
Kronvalda park is a perfect place for a leisurely walk as well as active recreation with children. There is a playground, roller-skating tracks, a cafe and an underground parking-lot. In summers you can take a boat or a water bicycle on the city canal.
To see the vast Kronvalda park, sculptures by Rihards Maurs and the monument of Andrejs Upitis next to Riga Congress Hall, use the city bus from the city centre No 2., 24. or 24a or trolleybus No 1 or 19 and get off at the stop "Medicinas muzejs" (Museum of Medicine).
Kronvalda park is also just a short walking distance away from the Esplanade or Freedom Monument.

 
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Last updated: 18.12.2012