Park Vapaudenpuisto (Liberty park) is located right in the city center, between the city hall and market square. The park is a popular place to sit and relax in summer, because in the park you can sense the city’s heartbeat at peace while sitting on a park bench and enjoying ice cream. In July park Vapaudenpuisto transforms into Rhythm park, when the Pop-street event takes over the city center. The area is also a part of the event area of the Night by the river and the gathering place for young people who have finished their studies in gymnasium the day they receive their cap. In Christmas the biggest Christmas tree of the city is erected in park Vapaudenpuisto.