Kugulu Park

Kugulu Park, Ankara: Address, Kugulu Park Reviews: 4/5

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Bahadir S.
Canakkale, Turkey590 contributions
Symbolic park in the Heart Of Ankara
Dec 2019
This is one of the parks of Ankara, which has become the symbol of Ankara, having visitors for four seasons. It is a chirping park with stone roads, landscape arrangements, artificial lakes, various birds and sculptures in the heart of Ankara.
This land, which was a poplar in 1950s, was transformed into a park by Ankara Municipality in 1958. Due to the rare swans gifted by the Vienna Municipality during these periods, its name began to be called Kuğulu Park (Swan Park). This park, which did not attract much attention at the beginning, became popular in the 70s with the renovation works carried out in the period of mayor Vedat Dalokay. Although the number of swans is decreasing today, there are 23 different bird species in this oasis among various trees. There is also a children's playground and a cafe.
Inside the 100.000 m2 park, there is the Tunalı Hilmi Bey statue made by Ümit Öztürk and Muzaffer Ertorun's Kissing Statue .
Written 30 April 2020
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Ghufran Kadhim
Nasiriyah, Iraq9 contributions
Nice and small
Jul 2019
Small park filled with bird
Near public and famous street with different markets, coffee,
And near public transportation
Written 12 February 2020
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SHAH
Toronto, Canada14 contributions
nice peacful place
Apr 2019
it not a big park but it's a peacful little place where you see all old and young people enjoing their time, some talking some singing, some having turkish tea and all smoking ;)
there is a little playground for dogs too which was cool to watch them playing in it.
Written 20 December 2019
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Ali Reza
Ankara, Turkey8 contributions
A park made by Iranian ex-Queen
Apr 2019 • Family
Made by Iranian money during the Pahlavi’s time, this is a small park known as “Park of the Swan” where you can enjoy watching pigeons, ducks, geese, swans and also take your dog for doing some sport in the area allocated for them. A peaceful park to put it in a nutshell.
Written 12 April 2019
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Ebru A
Ankara, Turkey1,037 contributions
The oldest and one of the nicest urban park in Ankara
Feb 2019
The park is located on the zone in between the Ataturk Boulevard and Tunalı Hilmi Street. It is small but nice green park. It got its name from the swans (kugu in Turkish) swimming in the pond at the middle of the park. There are a cafe-restaurant and some kiosks in the park as well as some park benches. The park is especially in favour of the people living around the area. Some years ago the former mayor of Ankara used to develop a highway project to shrink the area of the Kugulu Park. However he needed to change the project due to the sharp reactions of the citizens. He decided to put the swan figures on the side walls of the tunnel of the new highway for showing his respect to the citizens' sensitivity.
Written 11 March 2019
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sharron h
36 contributions
Family friendly Park
Jan 2019 • Friends
Kuğulu Park is a picturesque park with water features, ducks etc and is a great location to take children. It is always busy and fairly bustling, day or evening. There is a restaurant and some simit vendors located in the park. Definitely a place for family time.
Written 25 February 2019
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TraveltheWorld
Washington, District of Columbia, United States16 contributions
Good place for all ages
Jul 2018 • Family
I used to come to this park when I was very young and I brought my children our last visit to Ankara. There are few things to keep the young ones busy for a couple of hours. Such as feeding the pigeons, playground, the swans and ducks and also great food selections nearby.
Written 19 February 2019
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Ben lamyaa
Kuwait City, Kuwait194 contributions
Kuğulu ParkAnkara
Jan 2019 • Family
Ankara Pelican Lake, kugulu Park, is a small and beautiful live duck and swans where you can stroll, it is close to the Sheraton Hotel and the vineyard complex, beautiful lake photography
Written 25 January 2019
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Barnabas68
Afyonkarahisar, Turkey175 contributions
Sunny end of Tunalı
Oct 2018 • Friends
This is a great little park to sit and just watch people or eat a packed lunch. There is the D&R bookstore across the road with a good selection of English-language books and magazines and the cosy Çıtır Pub with cold lagers on tap. It is a small park but has a pond with water-birds as its name suggests - kuğu means swan. Always a good vibe here. It is a much-loved green space at the end of crowded Tunalı Street.
Written 30 October 2018
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EVEREST_12
Ankara, Turkey140 contributions
EXCEPTIONS OF ANKARA
Apr 2018 • Family
One of the unique place, park of Ankara which placed at the heard of city. Small cosy, but full of people at any hour of the day. Rest on the banks or at the cafe. Listen the voice of city...
Written 2 October 2018
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