One of the leading idea of Park Maksimir's founder Bishop Maksimilijan
Vrhovec when he begun its restoration, was to turn an old bishop's
forest at the end of the city into a place for rest and recreation
of Zagreb 's citizens.
If we look back into the past we will see that Park Maksimir
is connected to the beginning of many sport games.
The first skating ring in Zagreb was opened in 1853 in Park
Maksimir on the Lower (first) lake.
Skiing and slaying in Zagreb are connected to the slopes
of Park Maksimir. In 1894 Franjo Bučar organized the first
sky school and sky tours in Park Maksimir.
In 1923 on the Lower (first) lake in Park Maksimir the first
international swimming and water
polo mach was held.
In 1931 in Park Maksimir the first golf
course in Croatia
was made. The course had nine holes, and its construction
was initiated by the first golf club in these parts, »Golf
club Zagreb«, founded in 1927.
History recorded many rowing and cycling races that were
held in Park Maksimir.
Today, Park Maksimir represents an ideal place; only five
minutes away from the city centre, where you can at least
for a moment hide from the city noise and enjoy rest and
recreation. There are many possibilities that the Park
offers, like taking a walk down Park's paths, Nordic walking,
jogging, cycling, rowing on the third lake, and for children
there are two modern playgrounds.
If all of this is not enough for you, you can join one
of organized activities held by various associations
in Park Maksimir. Contact them!
for sporting recreation »Maksimir«
Society for sporting recreation »Rekreacija
orientation club »Maksimir«
Association for sporting recreation »Šport za sve«