Work on the botanical gardens began in 1964. The site now comprises some 15 hectares of lush green space alongside Tirana Lake. The gardens were completed in 1971 and are home to a collection of geographic, systematic and cultural value.
Tirana Zoo was established in 1966. It is the only zoo in the country, and is administered by Tirana Municipality. It is located in Tirana's Green Park, next to the botanical gardens. Together with Grand Park and the Lake these comprise
Rinia Park (Youth Park) is a public park in the centre of Tirana. Built in 1949, it covers an area of 29 hectares. Initially it was a pleasant family park where Tirana residents took their children and relax in the evenings
Grand Park in Tirana is a must for all visitors to the city, young and old. It is the biggest green area reachable by foot, and a perfect place to get away from the busy city. Tirana citizens come here often
Mount Dajti National Park (1,611m above sea level) is easily accessible from the city, just 25 km to its east. A weekend trip there is a very popular activity for people from Tirana. The cable car station is just 20 minutes