One of my absolute favorite places to go to in Tirana is definitely The Artificial Lake. Maybe many have talked about it; I just wanted to share my own point of view.
To me, it is the perfect place to spend a sunny day, in any season; the perfect place to see how nature awakens during spring, the sweet escape from the summer heat underneath all the trees, the chance to watch the golden ground made of leaves on autumn and a little spot to catch those warm rays of sun during winter.
You can choose to take a walk by the lake dam where a nice lady and her husband prepare delicious Albanian-style pancakes for around 70 cents, or you can choose to walk by the lake and sit and enjoy how the sky reflects on the still water. It looks especially lovely during sunset or sunrise. (The picture was taken on a spring afternoon at a three-day festival of electronic music during sunset.)
Many people choose to go for a run early in the morning, but there are also places to just chill, coffee bars and benches, a park for kids and also some gym equipment. The choice is up to your preference!