Outdoor swimming pools between Włodarzewska and Drawska Streets in Warsaw’s Szczęśliwicki Park are one of the most attractive places in the capital for lovers of outdoor recreation. The park itself, which covers over 30 hectares, is perfect for walks, Nordic Walking and picnics. A unique advantage of this place is the ski slope on Górka Szczęśliwicka.
Visitors have at their disposal a swimming pool and a recreational pool with hydro massages, as well as attractions that will appeal to families with children, a tubular slide and a paddling pool with a “water mushroom”.
Lifeguards ensure the safety of the swimmers. The swimming poles are surrounded by a grassy beach – the perfect place for sunbathing, reading books or organizing a picnic. There are changing rooms, toilets and showers as well as lockers on the premises, and in the summer season there is a sun lounge rental and food outlets, including a pizzeria, a cafe and an ice cream parlor. Near the pools, you can play volleyball or basketball, use the outdoor gym or street workout zone.
The use of the swimming pools is payable : PLN 22 – normal ticket, PLN 11 – reduced ticket, children up to 4 years of age (under the care of an adult) use the swimming pools free of charge; discounts apply for larger families.
There is an extensive playground at Górka Szczęśliwicka. There are also checkers, chess and ping pong tables. Thanks to the marked paths, the park is an ideal place for bike rides,walks and Nordic walking sessions. Part of the area is occupied by a vast pond in the place of the former clay workings. The pond is stocked with fish and is available to anglers. In the water live, among other carp, pike, eeel and crucian carp. You can also go canoeing or paddle boat on the clay pit.
A year – round ski slope
One of the most original attractions of the Szcześliwicki Park is the year-round ski slope – the only facility of this type in the entire Mazovia region. From Górka Szczęśliwicka you can go down on skis and snowboards, roller coasters, and in the summer season also on pontoons.
On the hill, 152 m above sea level, there is an observation deck overlooking the entire city of Warsaw. There are schools and clubs offering skiing and snowboarding lessons at the center.
You can get to the Szczęśliwicki Park by trams: lines 7, 9 and 15 going from the center (Korotyńskiego stop) or by bus: lines 157 and 184 to the „Szcześliwice” terminus. The nearest car park is at Drawska 22.