The history of the park begins in 1827, when the organization of the Women's Charity Association rented the land, then a wild terrain, with the purpose of establishing a recreational place. The park was opened to the public in the early 1830s, initially having the name of the Popular Garden.
In 2010, the Central Park was included on the list of historical monuments in Cluj County.
In recent years, cultural or recreational events are organized periodically in the Casino building or on the alleyways of the park, thus making the park a very pleasant place for spending free time. Also worth mentioning are the special locations where many locals hang their hammocks and spend a few relaxing hours in nature.