PARKS:

Sanok Town Park was created in 1896 in the city centre on the Stróżnia hill, which is 364 meters above sea level. In 1898, to commemorate the centenary of the Mickiewicz's birth on top of the hill was built a mound which was called after his name. The park has an area of 10 ha and is the biggest mountain type park in the country. It was planned by the architect Władysław Beksiński and is the example of the garden art from that time

The big attraction of the park is opened in 2007 viewing platform. It counts 74 m2 and is situated at an altitude of about 350 metres above sea level. The platform offers a beautiful view of the San River valley, Słonne Mountains, Low Beskids and Dynowskie Foothills. Two of its levels are perfectly adapted to the observation of the birds, insects and the changes of the park plants vegetation.

The parks’s vegetation is similar to this in Słonne Mountains. Among the species found in the park we should mention: May lily, water forget-me-not, greater stitchwort, wood sorrel, goldilocks buttercup, Early-Dog violet, nettle-leaved bellflower, lesser celandine, white nettle, spring vetchling, comfrey, aposeris, true primrose, hazelwort/wild spikenard, European ivy, spring snowflake, snowdrop.The stand of the park is dominate by the three indigenous species of the trees: hornbeam, European ash and small-leaved linden. The other species are: sycamore maple, field maple and Norway maple, Scots pine, English oak and northern red oak, wild cherry, Norway spruce, silver birch, common beech, rowan, European larch, white spruce, Douglas fir, horse-chestnut and few specimens of Weymouth pine, black pine, Macedonian pine and purple beech. From the shrubs we can distinguish: some specimens of English yew, common snowberry, blackthorn, hazel and briar.

Characteristic feature of the park is a large number of birds. Among the most commonly met we can include: great tits, starlings, blackbirds, blue tits, long-tailed tits, finches and cuckoos, great spotted woodpeckers, nuthatches and short-toed treecreepers. In the park during the winter we can also meet other bird species which come here in search of food, these are: hawfinches, bullfinches, fieldfares and yellowhammers.

 

GARDENS:

Garden square near the City Library after the Town Park is the most valuable and beautiful green terrain in Sanok. We can find here shrubs such as: red osier dogwood, firethorn, cotoneaster horizontalis, border forsythia, tundra rose, English ivy and smoke tree. A large pride of the square are planted in metal supports tress, which symbolize 850 anniversary of the first mention of Sanok. These are: cigar tree, ginkgo, London plane and large-leaved lime. There are also ornamental species such as: walnut, dawn redwood and Weymouth pine.

 

Beksinski’s garden square situated in downtown, in Jagiellonska street, in the place of a former Zdzislaw Beksinski house, a square of an area of about 3250 m2. Among the shrubs which grow here are: firethorn, briar, Hungarian lilac, red osier dogwood, and common snowberry. In the square there are such trees as: Norway spruce, field maple, European larch, wild/bird cherry, English oak, European pear, rowan, horse chestnuts, European ash, silver poplars, small-leaved lime/lindens, European beech, oaks .To memorialize the artist in the place where was his house, there was planted an oak. It is planned to create here a thematic park to a remembrance of Beksinskich family or a place presenting works of the artist, copies of which can be placed on the back of commercial buildings or on the square.

‘Okopisko’ Square is an area of a high greenery, on the west and south side bounded by Jagiellońska Street, and from the other sides by the private properties, and the building which for the older residents is known as a ‘Karpacka’ restaurant. There are colourful rose, perennial and flower beds. Bushes of the square, such as: Japanese yew, thuja occidentalis, oriental thuja, savin juniper, common juniper, midland hawthorn, dog-rose, and red osier dogwood, add charm to the square at any time of the year. The high greenery includes: European ash, cherry plum, giant cedar, Norway spruce, white willow, European hornbeam. A few sculptures located on the square need renovation. Due to the fact that it is a place of former Jewish cemetery, the square is a big tourist attraction in itself.

Lawn in Zamkowa Street this greenery area is located in the city centre in very attractive neighbourhood. On the north side it borders with Sanok Castle, on the west and south side with Zamkowa Street,and with the Sanok Castle’s greenery and Historical Museum on the south. The lawn is decorated with the rose bed and planted with blue spruces, there is also a stone sculpture presenting knights.

 

Baranowicza lawn this greenery area is located near the Baranowicz building at the intersection of Daszynskiego and Jagiellonska Streets. The greatest pride of the square is the rose bed. The south side of the square consists of the trees such as: Norway spruce, European ash and blue spruce. The link between the rose beds and the trees are the shrubs such as: Chinese lilac, elder, border forsythia and common snowberry.

Wolności Square this square is located in the city centre in the Kościuszki Street, in the neighbourhood of the Sanok Department Store. The following species of the trees grow here: common hawthorne, European ash, black locust, red horse-chestnut, wild cherry, common dogwood and blue spruce. The square is decorated with the two red maples in the metal supports. We can also see here a stone with the tablet commemorating the anniversary of the signing the partnership agreements, as well as the fountain with the “girl with the umbrella’ and the memorial of ceremonial launching of the ship named Sanok.

 

Square on the Białogórska Street is located on the right bank of the San River. Among the growing there trees are: cherry plum, silver poplar, wild cherry, field maple, European beech, European larch, rowan, European hornbeam, aspen, white willow, briar and firethorn. The square alleys lead to the bridge on the San River and also to the Museum of Folk Architecture.

 

The „Spots” lawn on the Lipinskiego street this greenery area is located in the Posada district. The name of the square comes from the landcape spots made by the rose beds and shrubs’ clusters. Clumps of ornamental shrubs are formed by: ninebark, savin juniper and Hungarian lilac. From the railway embankment side grow such trees as: rowan, European larch, Norway spruce, field maple, ash-leaved maple.

Lawn in Krakowska Street I is located in Dąbrówka district. Landscape compositions on the lawn are created with loosely-planted trees, such as: Tatar maple, white willow, European ash, ash-leaved maple, silver poplar, field maple, common hawthorn, small-leaved Linden, field elm, aspen, silver birch, horse-chestnut and rowan.

Square in Krakowska Street II is located in the neighbourhood of Sanok-Dąbrówka railway station. What distinguishes this lawn is situated in the middle of the lawn the monument of killed in the combat police officers. The lawn is decorated with rose beds and savin juniper. Among the trees on the square we can mention: rowan, apple-tree and field maple.