– We have a beautiful ecological place in San Pass, so that the hardworking residents of Stalowa Wola and those who have worked for years for the success of Stalowa Wola City have a place to rest – Mayor Lucjusz Nadbereżny said during the opening of the cold water park.

Many residents of Stalowa Wola have been waiting for this day, who appreciate places for respite from the hustle and bustle of the streets in public, green spaces. A long-forgotten space, overgrown, flooded with water, inaccessible to people, has gained a new life.

– We can offer a whole new place that connects two areas. The area closest to the tennis courts is for active young people, ie where we have a skate park, a skating rink, and a skating rink. The second zone is an ecological zone for rest, connected by a 1,500-meter bike path. In addition, there are more than 1,300 meters of walking paths – said Lujusz Nadbereżny.

The new urban space is for residents who desire comfort and recreation and for sports enthusiasts. The undiscovered historical place between Przestrzenna Street and Czarnieckiego Street was called Zapadlisko Zimnej Woda. This is where the main stream of the San River used to run, and today, after the river has receded, there is a rainbow lake with habitat of willows and poplars.

Using the huge potential of this area, after obtaining funding from the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management, it was decided to establish a cold water park here.

The sports area featured a 200-meter-long trolley surrounded by an ice skating track over 300 meters in length. New plantations were also made here. On the slope next to the skate park, a hall with a terraced garden was created from Polish roses brought from the Świętokrzyskie and Pepper Mountains.

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In contrast, the second part of the park contains a unique habitat of willow and poplar, which was located in a natural depression in Lake San Oxbow. Taking into account water retention, two enchanting ponds with a length of more than half a kilometer from the natural path were created. The interesting architectural elements are two piers over one pond and a bridge over the other. There were benches and litter boxes, and the area was lit and covered with video.

The opening of the park was an opportunity to provide the residents of the area with the opportunities that it offers, but also to enjoy thanks to the many attractions prepared for this event. At the official inauguration of the cold water park, except for Stalowa Wola President Luciusz Nadbereżny and local government officials, Minister of Finance and Regional Policy Magorzata Yarosinska Jedinak, Deputy Minister of Infrastructure Rafai Weber and Vice Marshal of Podkarpackie County Ewa Draus.

– I have to commend everyone who carried out this project, both in terms of preparation and implementation, because every detail of the environment, its protection and its possibilities were taken care of, and it was very exposed – said the Minister during the opening Małgorzata Jarosińska- Jedynak.

As part of the project, 106 large trees, such as willow, oak and cherry, nearly 17,000 shrubs and more than 12,000 perennial plants were planted.

The cost of implementing this project amounted to about PLN 5.2 million, of which 85% (PLN 4.4 million) is co-financed by the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management.

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