Share this page

Pioneer Park
Pioneer Park
Description

 The Pioneer Park is located in the very heart of the city.

The field where the park is located was a barren and swampy environment during the early 19th century, covered in bulrush. The grounds were purchased by one of the more prominent persons in Serbia at the end of the eighteen-thirties, Stojan Simić, who constructed the house later to be named the Old Residence. It was sold thereafter, along with the gardens, to the state, to be repurposed as the court of Prince Alexander Karageorgevich.

 The New Court was erected during the early decades of the 20th century, based on the designs of the architect Stojan Titelbah and it currently houses the Cabinet of the President of Serbia. During the mid-19th century the space before the Old Residence was a park, with planted trees. The appearance of the garden changed in time. At first it was arranged in the style of the wealthier Serbian houses, with tall rose bushes. Subsequently it was altered more in line with the European style, with alleys of colourful flowers forming geometric patterns.

 The fences were removed and the fountain was buried after World War II, as part of the communal works in the city, and the listed facilities and court garden were opened to the public. The name was also changed, becoming Pioneer Park. The approximate original appearance of the garden was recently reconstructed in the space between the two palaces, with the fountain as the central motif.

Info
Location
Info

Pioneer Park

Similar
Kalemegdan Park
Kalemegdan Park

The oldest of the city parks was created in 1870. It is a green environment within and around the Belgrade Fortress, known as Kalemegdan Park, including the Great and Small Kalemegdan, i.e. the Upper and Lower Town. Recognizing the exquisite value of the salient ridge of Belgrade, the first Serbian urbanist Emilijan Joksimović proposed the idea that the City Field, Kalemegdan, be turned into a “wondrous park”. The first planting of Kalemegdan was undertaken between 1869 and 1875 and the main Sava Alley was planted in 1886. The monuments erected during the past hundred and fifteen...

Kosutnjak
Kosutnjak

The forest-park and picnic grounds of Košutnjak extend over a surface of 330 hectares, at an altitude of 250 m above sea level. The forest of deciduous and evergreen trees is crisscrossed by numerous footpaths. Košutnjak was likely named after does (“košuta”), once present in the forest. The thick forest was a closed palace hunting ground until 1903, when it was opened to the public.  Košutnjak contains two specially arranged complexes: the sports and recreation centre “Pioneer City” and the Film City with a complex of ateliers and...

Karadjordje’s Park
Karadjordje’s Park

Karadjordje’s Park is located on the slopes of western Vračar, in the exact spot where the camp of the main insurgent army of Karadjordje stood in 1806. During the charge against the Belgrade Fortress and its capture, approximately fifty insurgents were killed. They were carried to the camp and buried there on orders by Karadjordje. The graves of those killed were marked by their families with stone markers, some of them surviving to this day. The graveyard of the time was located next to the road to Kragujevac. It was fenced off and planted with black locust trees, thus it may be...