The park, founded in 1817, stretches along Bydgoska Street for 1 km. It is one of the oldest garden foundation in Poland. The park area of 25 ha contains nearly 100 species and types of trees and shrubs. Picturesque ponds, a stylised ruin and a cascade make the place appealing and full of charm. The southern part of the park slopes down towards the Vistula green which provides recreational functions. The park in Bydgoskie Przedmieście has been a popular recreational and relaxational place since its foundation. During the interwar period, the park hosted a summer restaurant for nearly 3 thousand people. There has been a unique monument in the Park for nearly 100 years – Shiller’s Bench – made of grey and white marble with a brown bas-relief profile of the poet at its back – created on Shiller’s 150th birthday anniversary.