The most favorite place for residents and tourists of Sandanski is undoubtedly the city park, which is the second largest after Varna "Sea Garden" and the only one with sandy paths. Its area is 400 decares and 275 decares are located along Sandanska Bistritsa River. The park starts after the shopping street. The first thing that attracts attention is the swimming pool, which is behind a fence of colorful mosaics. At about 50 meters from the pool there’s a modern, safe playground for children that does not remain unused even in the hottest or coldest days. At the park is the famous open-air theater, where every year a festival "Pirin Folk" takes place. Another attraction is the stadium "Spartak" where PFC "Vihren" trains and plays their home games. There is a picturesque pond. The park is home to over 200 rare plant species that are well arranged and well-kept.