The Central Park, publicly called the “Great Park”, is opened to the public since 1830, initially being called the People’s Park. Later, the alleys and the lake have been arranged and in 1874 the Summer Theater is inaugurated, today the headquarters of the Hungarian State Theater. After 1989, the park was named “Simion Bărnuţiu”Central Park.
Everyone who passes the threshold can be recreated using the multitude of possibilities offered by the park. The outdoor setting offers, besides the flora, a basketball court with night lighting, free access fitness equipment, an artesian fountain surrounded by benches, a specially designed children’s park and a restaurant. In the park you can also find statues of famous romanian personalities such as Antonin Ciolan, George Coşbuc, Liviu Rebreanu, Octavian Goga, Sigismund Toduţă.
Among the main attractions are the Casino Building and the lake. In the summer, you can take boat and pedal-operated bicycles rides on the lake, and in addition to the artesian fountain, symphonic music concerts are organized and civil marriage ceremonies are held.
Undoubtedly, the Central Park remains the most important promenade place for Cluj residents and the main host of the most important events in Cluj-Napoca: Untold, Jazz in the Park, Sports Festival, part of the Cluj Days activities and others.