In many Swedish cities during the mid 19th century there were ambitions to build parks. They were inspired by parks on the continent. The ambition was not any different in Karlstad and in the 1860s the work began to lay out a city park. In the early history of the park there were a school for gardeners and a nursery here. After a fire in the old restaurant in 1959 the Karlstad City Park lay fallow until 1993. Today the park has a great selection of trees, bushes and flowers. You can also find many rhododendrons and around forty magnolias here. The Karlstad City Park is really worth a visit for all of you who are interested in flowers.