Gorky Park was name after Maxim Gorky, an author, the founder of Soviet Realism which was the officially approved type of art in the Soviet Union for approximately sixty years) and political activist.
The park or leaisure factory as parks were known as in Soviet times) stretches along the Moskva River and sprawls itself over 300 acres.
It was opened in 1928 and has an impressive entrance, as one would expect considering it was planned by a (world) famous Soviet archetect!
Utter the name Gorky Park and images of decrepit fun-fair rides are conjured in one's mind-eye. However, in line with Moscow's desire to redevelop all its parks, Gorky was stripped out in 2011 and reborn as an eco-friendly area for recreation. The admission fee was removed along with the rides and so now is free for all to enjoy. It has become one of the most popular places to go in Moscow!
The test shuttle OK-TVA is still in Gorky, sadly positioned along the river, becoming weathered.
There are numerous events that take place in the park and frequent open air cinemas.
This year, for the first time, the children's creative festival was held in the park. (mid August). If this occurs again, I recommend you go,,, the parade will get your imaginative juices flowing :-)
This famous park is named after the Russian writer Maxim Gorky. It was immortalized by the film "Gorky Park" although the film was actually filmed in Finland because of the political climate in 1983.
It covers around 297 acres and sits alongside the banks of the Moskva River. Opened in 1929 as the park of culture and rest. During the soviet era, it contained loudspeakers, which were used to deliver speeches by communist leaders.
Today the park includes a fairground, boating lake and an outdoor theatre.
Almost everybody seems to know the name Gorky Park, due to the famous thriller by Martin Cruz Smith.
The park was opened in 1928 as the first park of culture and rest in the Soviet Union. Nowadays it is an immense amusement park with all sorts of children's play areas and fun fairs.
I was quite surprised to find some discarded German funfairs here (e.g. Die Silbermine, das Traumschiff, die Fantastische Reise).
Gorky Park is situated at the banks of the river Moskva, just southwest of the city centre. The nearest metro stops are Oktyabrskaya (brown line) or Park Kultury (red line).
This large park is based on a bank of the Moscow river. There are various places for kids, including the large observation wheel. Don't miss the Buran, the Soviet shuttle that was made in the late 1980s. Further upstream starts the proper park, Nescuchny Sad.
if you ever come to Moscow in winter i think you could have fun going ice skating, i've been very surprised to know that there is an artificial rink in Gorky Park located very close to that dirty small lake where in summer people experience bungy jumping. it's possible to rent skates (but please be sure these are not hockey skates if you prefere fugure ones of course!-which may happen because they dont have that many of figure skates..)-whole thing for 1 hour costs 300 rubles, approx. 10$
We had decided to go skating. So we headed over here and found a parking spot much more easily than one would have imagined. But the lines for skates (I didnt have my own) proved to be too long and we walked around and decided to move on.
Gorky Park stretches about 3 km along the banks of the Moskva river. It's a nice place to get away from all the city noise. During summer you can go on all kinds of amusement rides and in winter many paths get flooded and when it's cold enough you can ice-skate there.
Admission is 50 Roubles
Gorky park is a favorite place to rest, have fun and spend the leisure time.
Did you know Russia was the country with the first roller coaster?
Multicolored fountains, vast greenery, flowerbeds, a lake, boats for rent, merry-go-rounds, and many other amusement facilities attract both Moscow residents and the guests of the city.
This park stretches along 3 kilometers of the Moskva river Gorky Park (usually referred to as Park of Culture and Recreation) to the southwest of the city center.
During the winter time it is fully covered with white snow and shining by the sunrise,
the unique decorative gardens are now escorted by an amusement region, recommend for wonderful viewing experience ,,
Since the movie "Gorky Park" is one of my favorites I just had to visit. I know the movie was pure fiction but I still wanted to visit.
We watched kids play, visited the garden of fallen monuments, ate ice cream, and generally just pi$$ed away a day there.
I brought a nerf football with me. It is the one with the tail fins that you can throw forever. We were throwing it in the park and a cop with a chopped down AK-47 came up and motioned for us to give it to him. I thought he was confiscating t from me. Not to worry, he just wanted to toss it. He had a pretty good arm and had a lot of fun tossing and catching with us for a few minutes.
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