City Park Skopje is the largest city park in Macedonia. It was erected in the distant 1905, at the behest of one of the Skopje city governors, at a time when Macedonia was under Turkish rule. Since then, this green area in the city of Skopje has expanded many times, and today the park covers an area of 486,000 m², extending along the course of the largest Macedonian river, Vardar.
The area of the city park is characterized by extremely rich flora and fauna, as well as lots of amusement and sports. The people from Skopje use this location for long walks, recreation, walks with the children, for whom there are excellent amenities such as an amusement park (Luna Park), then there are grassy play areas, recreational hiking trails, running, cycling and sand volleyball courts, two larger ponds with grassy shores, perfect for picnics, several canals with numerous bridges that young people adore for photography. There is also a special park for pets on this area.
The largest ZOO in Macedonia is located within the City Park and it is spread over 12 hectares and has 500 different species of animals from all over the world. In the centre of the City Park there is the largest National Sports Arena in the country, "Tose Proeski", and this park is also known for its excellent tennis courts.
The city park is a frequent host of various cultural and entertaining events, outdoor concerts and various festivals, especially in summer. There are several disco clubs, cafes and outdoor restaurants in the Park during the summer.