The Oder Park is the perfect place for those who like to run, walk, rollerblade, practice yoga or build muscle. The park features broad, picturesque avenues running along the river, green clearings and squares, outdoor gyms and more. If you prefer to read a book or a newspaper, then a bench or a glade, in the sun or in the shade, is always easy to come by. There is also a playground for children and street furniture for the elderly, as well as an outdoor scene and climbing wall. A tourist boat also docks at the Oder boulevard, and visitors can rent kayaks.
The sculpture of Juno hidden in the park is a real artistic treat. Its first version was made in 1857 to promote the first Opole cement plant, owned by Friedrich Grundmann, and was a faithful reproduction of the marble sculpture standing in Rome’s Villa Ludovisi. The 19th century sculpture was made of Opole cement and presented at an international exhibition in Paris in 1867, where it was greeted with critical acclaim. It was then transported to Opole and gifted to the city by the cement plant. The last place in which it stood was the Oder Park. Years later, with the help of the Odra Cement Plant, the only still-functioning cement factory in the city out of the ones which have existed over the centuries, Juno returned to the park.