Rabatki - another CDI residential investment is being built at Czarna Droga in the Okole dsitrict of Bydgoszcz. The charming Kanał Bydgoski is located right next to the buildings. It is worth to take a closer look at this place and appreciate its charm. Do Bydgoszcz residents know the history of the Bydgoszcz Canal and how beautiful its surroundings are to live?
The latest investment of Grupa Kapitałowa IMMOBILE and its development company CDI Konsultanci Budowlani, is located in the Okole district. In its immediate vicinity there is the Kanał Bydgoski with attractive locks and a large park with old trees, natural monuments and vegetation found only in this region of the city. The list of advantages of this charming corner is long. Before we list some of them, let's also get to know a bit of the history of this place.
The Kanał Bydgoski (Channel of Bydgoszcz) is one of the oldest channels in Poland. It connects the Vistula and Odra rivers through their tributaries: the Brda from the Vistula side and the Noteć and Warta from the Odra. In the interwar period, it was considered the most beautiful and modern waterway of the Second Polish Republic. The canal was built in the years 1773–1774, presenting unique solutions from the 18th century technical thought on a European scale. Its subsequent renovations benefited from the development of technology in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In 2005, this place was included in the register of monuments of the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship.
An integral part and undisputed decoration of the Kanał Bydgoski, and soon also the Rabatki housing estate, are Planty on the Kanał Bydgoski. Also called as 'Park nad Śluzami', was perceived by the city authorities as the Central Park of Bydgoszcz. This place is regularly revitalized, expanding its space and aesthetics. It covers both banks of the canal, along which there are charming walking paths with benches and bicycle paths. You can organize a picnic here, use the canoeing marina, tennis court or playground, go fishing or simply relax, admiring the fountains dancing in the water.
The Planty nad Kanał is home to as many as 26 trees recognized as natural monuments, which gives them the first place among Bydgoszcz parks. The monuments are mainly black poplars and black alders - 100-160-year-old trees with a DBH exceeding 4 m! It is also worth seeing other trees of impressive sizes that qualify for monument protection: English oaks, English elm, silver-leaved maples and small-leaved linden.
In the central part of the canal, in the vicinity of the new housing estate at Czarna Droga, there is the 5th Lock. This hydrotechnical monument impresses with the preserved mechanical system of gate valves from 1872 and a charming bridge! Undoubtedly, this is a place that the inhabitants of Rabatki will want to show to their visitors.
The area of the Czarna Droga itself is a corner with a unique gardening tradition. At the turn of the 1960s and 1970s, chrysanthemums and roses were grown here. Referring to the history, the estate was called Rabatki, and its charm will be emphasized by effective compositions of ornamental plants. Can you imagine a nicer place to live?