Park Miejski imienia Wojciecha Biechońskiego Gorlice
Town park Gorlice
The Wojciech Biechoński Town Park, located at the bifurcation of Ropa and Sękówka rivers, is certainly worth visiting.
It is one of the oldest and most beautiful town parks in Poland. The park was founded in 1900 thanks to the efforts of Wojciech Biechoński – the mayor of Gorlice and participant of the January Uprising. It covers an area of 24 ha, of which a significant part, i.e. the Park Hill (Góra Parkowa, 350 m above sea level) and the slope falling down towards the river with exposed sandstone blocks, is covered with old trees of the "Sokolski Forest". In the lower part of the park, dedicated to walking, you can admire the 100–150-year-old trees, including some exotic specimens, and interesting shrubs. There is a 2.5-kilometre section of a bicycle path tracked through the park. The park has a nature and educational trail with descriptions of flora, fauna and terrain geology placed on large boards. The Gorlice park offers also a meeting with history symbolised by several monuments: bust of the mayor of Gorlice and the founder of the park – Wojciech Biechoński; monument of one of the Polish most famous poets, Juliusz Słowacki, and the monument of the hero of both Poland and the United States, Kazimierz Pułaski. However, the most photographed monument in the park are two stone bears hugging each other – their lovable figures simply cannot be passed by indifferently.