A unique park started to grow and flourish on New Belgrade, where a new city was being born after World War II – Friendship Park, also known as Peace Park.
It is located in the spot where a branch of the Danube meets the Sava. This part of New Belgrade is one of the most representative areas of the city. The park was created in 1961 at the initiative of the Youth Nature Conservation Movement (“Pokret mladih gorana”) of Belgrade, marking the First Conference of the Heads of States and Governments of the Non-aligned Countries.
The central motif of the park is the Alley of Peace. In addition to the 26 sycamore trees planted by notable statesmen, the central section of the alley contains the stylized sculpture of a petrified flower by the sculptor Lidija Mišić. The planted sycamores were the forerunner of the subsequent green complex where over a hundred of the most noted statesmen of the world left their mark with birches, lindens, maples and other plants.