Hjo Town Park

Welcome to a thriving meeting place where visitors can both relax and be active. There’s everything from different sporting possibilities and visits to an artist’s studio, to wandering around a quiet part of the park, choose whatever you want.

Accommodation
Restaurant
Heritage site
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OPENING TIMES AT Hjo Town Park

Week
Year
27 May Mon28 May Tue29 May Wed30 May Thu31 May Fri01 Jun Sat02 Jun Sun
OPEN ALL DAY
OPEN ALL DAY
OPEN ALL DAY
OPEN ALL DAY
OPEN ALL DAY
OPEN ALL DAY
OPEN ALL DAY

Activities, heritage sites and a fascinating history as a hydrotherapy health resort. 

Here you can play tennis, outdoor chess or minigolf, go running, have a picnic, go to a concert or visit an artist’s studio. The Town Park was designed in 1877 by the landscape architect Johan Joseph Sternemann. The park was constructed as the grounds of the Hjo Vattenkuranstalt AB building. This health resort, unlike a mineral water spa, was a place where people bathed and used water for external use in all kinds of treatments, instead of taking the waters internally. The plant list was long but nowadays there are around 1500 trees, compared to the approximately 10 200 plants put in when the park was under construction.

Hjo Town Park was given listed status in 2018 because of its significant cultural and historic value. The style of the gardens is German, and every season of the year has something sensational to offer. In spring, carpets of wood anemones, in summer masses of roses, and during the colder months you can enjoy the beautiful leaves, the tree trunks and their magnificent canopies. Head for the northern end of the park if you’re after peace and quiet, where there is more woodland. 

There’s a cafe, restaurant and accommodation in the form of a hostel and hotel in the park. However no camping is allowed. You’ll find plenty of places to eat your own picnic or have a barbecue. See the park’s website for information about the many events taking place there. The park is open all year round. There are public toilets. Dogs on leads are welcome. Hjo bus station is right next to the park.