The Central Park, also known colloquially as The Big Park is open to the public from 1830, initially named “The People’s Park”. Later, the alleys were set up, the lake and in 1874 The Summer Theatre was inaugurated, today being The State Hungarian Museum.
The Skating Pavilion (today the Chios restaurant), the Casino Building and the Artesian Well were built in an eclectic style. After 1989 the park was named “Simion Bărnuţiu” Central Park.
Today, the Central Park enjoys a great popularity. All persons who pass through it can relax making use of the great variety of opportunities which the park offers. The open air setting is offering, besides the Flora, a nocturnal basket ball course, free access to fitness equipment, an artesian well surrounded by benches, a specially designed children park, a restaurant. In the park are found statues of famous personalities like Antonin Ciolan, George Coşbuc, Liviu Rebreanu, Octavian Goga, Sigismund Toduţă.
The Casino Building and the lake are the main attractions. In the summer, promenades with the cockles and water bicycles can be made on the lake. Also in the summer, there are symphonic music concerts and civil marriage ceremonies organized near the artesian well.