One can easily put together 10 km of running along the beautiful paths of two of Łódź’ centrally located parks: Józef Piłsudski Park & Józef Poniatowski Park. Run them standalone or combined!
Józef Piłsudski Park is a classic European park, built mainly between the two world wars. Create your own route here along the many km of wide allées and some narrower paths. The park features several small ponds at its middle. There are three broad axes, including the aleja Generała Gustawa Orlicz-Dreszera, which runs off Konstantynowska, headed west. It’s ~2.3 km north-south and ~1 km east-west. At the northern end of the park is a sports/athletic fields area, with a nice 1.3 km oval around the perimeter, which makes for some nice laps.
To combine with Józef Poniatowski Park, it’s 1 km from the southern end of Piłsudski Park — see our route map. It’s a bit tricky as the area is a tangle of highways.
Józef Poniatowski Park. This is another great park for running. It’s a bit more classically designed than Piłsudski Park. There are wide allées, designed in the English garden style, some ornamental lawns, and a sizeable pond at its western end. There are several km of paths. A loop is ~3 km. Józef Poniatowski park is the site of a weekly parkrun.
- Add-On: Piotrkowska Street is just to the east. This 4.2 km street is one of the longest commercial thoroughfares in Europe and is a tourist attraction in Łódź.
- Create your own route
- In the parks
- Józef Piłsudski Park: parking off Konstantynowska and also bus access. Józef Poniatowski Park: Żeromskiego - Mickiewicza tram stop