We are going to Šumarice!
Memorial Park Šumarice is a unique ambient unit just 2 kilometers from downtown Kragujevac and it spreads over 352 hectares. The most frequent destination for numerous tourists from the country and the world is the Monument to shot students and teachers, the so-called “V/3 monument “, place where the students and teachers of the Kragujevac Grammar school were shot on October 21, 1941. On the same day, several thousands of inhabitants of Kragujevac and its surroundings were shot at different locations in Šumarice.
Great school class
At the Monument to shot students and teachers every year, on October 21, the City of Kragujevac organizes an antiwar musical scenic event Great school class, which is attended by a large number of guests from all over the world.
Apart from 30 monuments, from which 10 of those are artistically shaped, there are numerous interesting sport and recreational contents located in Šumarice. The botanical garden spreads over 18 hectares and contains plants from around the world, such as the American sequoia and other endemic species of Asia, America and Europe. The construction of a labyrinth, which consists of our autochthonous species, is in progress. Pančićeva’s spruce, our local endemic species, is also planted in this locality.
On the edge of Šumarice, within the Institute of Biology at FNC (Faculty of Natural Sciences) the first public freshwater aquarium in Serbia is located, which is mainly attractive to students, but also to other tourists. Out of over 600 plant and animal species from the aquatic ecosystems from all over the planet, the greatest attention is given to exotic tropical fish with lavish colors and unusual shapes such as angelfishes, oscars, neon tetra, discus fish, Trichogasters, predators such as voracious piranhas of all sizes as well as pythons, constrictors, lizards and other species of amphibians, reptiles and various types of invertebrates, such as sponges, twills, planarians and larvae that are not common in our region.
The offer of numerous sports and recreational contents on the Šumarice Lake is enriched by the construction of the Adventure Park in a pine forest above the lake, right next to the beach. Accompanied by instructors and with the use of modern safety equipment, children and beginners can overcome 10 obstacles, while adults can overcome 14 obstacles to reach the goal. For the end of the adrenaline pleasure, you can take a zip line across the lake to the other shore and then return by boat.
Šumarice is the favorite picnic area for the people of Kragujevac! Numerous attractive amenities complement the tourist offer of the city, but also represent a green oasis in which you can relax and enjoy in a light hiking, running and cycling the marked trails.