Acta Geographica Silesiana, [T.] 18 (2015), s. 59-67
The purpose of this paper is to present plans of management of spoil tips of black coal mine "Murcki", located in Katowice. This mine is the oldest active mine in Upper Silesia, established in 1657. As part of efforts to restore areas degraded by industrial activity the project of management of spoil tips in landscape-park-recreation direction was worked out. It was planned to build, among others, ski slopes and lifts, luge tracks, walking paths, pavilons for gastronomy, “monkey gro-ve” for children and later- airport for enthusiasts of model-making. The concept of Recreation and Sport Park "South" was also worked out. Its aim was to reclaim and redevelop two over-level mining waste dumps Murcki and Kostuchna and former settlement tank "Krystyna". In April 2014 it was decided to build the Miners' Golgotha on the spoil tip "Maria" in Murcki. This proposal is the consequence of resignation from previous plans and the beginning of further dumping of mining waste in the neighbourhood of Miner's Golgotha, without financial implications for the Holding.