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Gorky Park opened in 1928 and was the first holiday park in the Soviet Union with playgrounds, a sports stadium, exhibition halls and attractions for kids. During the 'perestroika' post-Soviet transition period, the focus was on commercial activities: kiosks, shops, amusement park rides and barbecue cafés were scattered around the park and an admission fee was charged. Now, the concept has dramatically changed, and Gorky Park is a bright spot on the entertainment map of modern Moscow.
In 2011, Gorky Park underwent a major restructuring and now has a fresh, vibrant appearance. The park's recently upgraded design makes it one of the most interesting places to spend your leisure time. About 20,000 visitors visit the 109-hectare park each day.
The park features bike rental stations, a comfortable business area with Wi-Fi, an outdoor movie theatre and a greenhouse where you can buy fresh greens such as basil and lettuce. To contemplate the sky and the stars, go to the observatory and look through the telescope while listening to fascinating stories from astronomers. There are plenty of different sports you can enjoy in the park such as volleyball, handball, football or even a peaceful jog around the beautiful surroundings.
Gorky Park offers a wide variety of activities for children. For example, there are three kids' clubs with master classes in art and other fun activities. You can be sure that a visit to the park will be a rewarding and enriching experience for your children. They certainly won't be bored!
On the weekends, the park is home to eco-friendly farmers' markets featuring natural and organic food such as fresh milk, butter, cheese, fruits, vegetables, breads and other delicious and nutritious treats.
Welcome to the place of joy, creativeness and amicability. Visiting the park is an excellent way to escape the stress of living in a metropolis and recharge your batteries!