Skip to content

At the start of the 19th century there were no public park areas in Kokkola. The wealthiest burghers had their own small gardens on the eastern and western edges of the city, where they grew useful plants and flowers, and had summer houses with lilac bushes. After the mid-19th century, there were still some private gardens in what the West Park is now, but most of the area was uncultivated. The Kokkola Garden Society, which was founded in the 1860s, took charge of turning the park into a well-maintained public park. The “Breaker statue” (Tyrskyveistos, Karl G. Nylund 1973) is dedicated to the memory of local physician Einar Cederberg. “Man’s greatness manifests itself in the way he treats his fellow men”.

The Katarina Cemetery