Silesian Park (Polish: Park Śląski) is a recreation complex in the center of the Upper-Silesian Metropolis in Chorzów in Upper Silesia, Poland.Its formal name is "General Jerzy Ziętek Voivodeship Park of Culture and Recreation" (Wojewódzki Park Kultury i Wypoczynku im. gen. Jerzego Ziętka, abbreviated WPKiW), named after Jerzy Ziętek, a Silesian politician who headed the 1950s initiative to create this park. It restored an industrially devastated piece of land in the middle of a highly urbanized area.
It is managed by WPKiW S.A..
The area of the park is 620 hectares. By comparison, it's almost twice as big as Central Park in New York.
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 Fair Grounds
Stadium of GKS Katowice
a swimming-pool complex
a water sports center
the rose garden
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.