The county seat is about 115 km south of Poznań.
The Pearl of Rawicz. The park is the longest in Poland after Cracow. It is part of the nation’s cultural heritage as well as a place to walk and relax. Little is known about its origins although it only goes back to the 19th century.
The Prussian authorities, in line with changes in military orthodoxy, decided to pull down fortifications and fill in moats during the 1830s. Then again, it may have been the doing of the City Beautification Association, formed in 1837. Ten years later, the remaining embankments were filled in with wood and willow trees (later replanted with decorative shrubs) to create a 3-kilometre park. These were authentic enough to have preserved their original, seldom seen, rectangular shape. Most earthen fortifications in Poland (i.e. fortifications older than Rawicz), by contrast, were circular.
After independence, the park (as well as the park by the church) was tended by the municipal gardening body under the directorship of Bolesław Simoni. This is now done by Zieleń Miejska (Urban Greenery), a branch of the Community Services Office.
Some 1,300 trees and 10 shrubs grow in the park (2008 data).
The entire park has been entered into the heritage register as a natural monument. Precise measurements reveal it to be 2,716 m long (along the middle of the avenues), making it the longest in Poland after Cracow (4.4 km).