The difference between a park and a square.

Parks, squares, alleys, boulevards - all of them are favorite places of recreation for the townspeople tired of the endless traffic of cars, street noise and bustle. However, not all of us will be able to clearly answer the question of how a park differs from a public garden. Let's try to find out the main differences between these concepts.


Park - green open area for recreation.

Square - landscaped landscaped area inside industrial or residential buildings.


The square, as well as the park, is an object of greenery in the city. It is a plot, the size of which in most cases does not exceed two hectares. Squares are often located at the crossroads of streets, in squares or in residential areas. Their layout usually includes playgrounds, flower beds, paths, lawns, separate groups of shrubs and trees. These are a kind of oases within the city, intended for short-term rest. The so-called aesthetic center of the square is decorated with sculptures or a fountain. This is a great place for walks with children and a fleeting rest while moving around the city.

Parks occupy an impressive territory - often their size reaches 10 hectares - and represent entire architectural and landscape objects. In addition to green spaces, alleys, landscaped paths, benches and gazebos, the park implies the presence of a variety of decorative elements. These include monuments, fountains, sculptures, etc.

Square named after Ermakov in Murom

Parks can be divided into types according to their purpose. Amusement parks are replete with all kinds of entertainment elements, swings and carousels. Sports parks are equipped with obstacle courses and sports equipment. There are also memorial parks and parks-museums created to commemorate certain historical events. Recreation and recreation parks can combine all of the above elements.


  1. The park has a much larger area than the square.
  2. The park is located in a separate area, while the public garden is located within the city.
  3. The square is intended for short-term rest; you can devote a whole day to a walk in the park.
  4. Parks can be divided into types according to their purpose: amusement parks, sports or memorial parks, etc.