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Green Katowice
Katowice is associated with the most urbanised part of the agglomeration, while as much as 42% of the city area is covered by forests. 7.5% is occupied by cultivated green areas, and 15% by agricultural land. Katowice has been placed first in the voivodes

 

 

Green Katowice - general information

Katowice is associated with the most urbanised part of the agglomeration, while as much as 42% of the city area is covered by forests. 7.5% is occupied by cultivated green areas, and 15% by agricultural land. Katowice has been placed first in the voivodeship and second in Poland as regards the forest area size. We have 6.6 thousand hectares of greenery constituting a shelter belt around the agglomeration, countless tracks for walkers, nearly 100 kilometres of cycle routes and nature "right at your fingertips".   

The Kłodnica and Ślepiotka Rivers flow through the central-western part of the city, including the Districts of Ligota, Piotrowice and Ochojec. The northern part of the city (i.e. the Districts of Tysiąclecie, Załęże, Koszutka, Wełnowiec, Bogucice, Zawodzie, Szopienice and the city centre) is dehydrated by the Rawa River, and the north-eastern part – by the Bolina River (the Districts of Giszowiec and Janów). The Mleczna River flows through the southern part of the city. There are also streams in Katowice, i.e.: the Leśny, the Kokociniec and the Ławecki ones.

The area of Katowice not only consists of the forest parks presented below, i.e.: Kościuszko Park, Katowice Forest Park, interesting recreational places such as Janina or Bolina, Murckowskie Forests, but also the floral reserve of Ochojec and the ecological site of Płone Bagno. The forests at Panewniki in the western part of Katowice are also of high recreational values and you can visit them using the cycle routes.

In the recent times, the number of interesting green areas intended for recreation has been considerably growing - among others, a part of the Ślepiotka River basin and the nearby Zadole Park in the District of Ligota have been modernised within the REURIS Project.