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16 great parks for walking around Moscow


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If you like to walk in parks, but you are tired of Moscow Zaryadye and Gorky Park to the gnashing of teeth, SMAPSE experts have prepared for you a small top of excellent metropolitan parks. Choose a sunny day off - and go!

Elk Island

  • Where: st. MCC "Belokamennaya".

In fact, this is not just a city park - it is a national park with a giant territory (equal in area to Tver!), Where it is easy to forget that you are in the largest city in Russia. There are unusually beautiful taiga landscapes with coniferous trees, ecological paths, a special tower for watching birds, horse yards, an arboretum, an elk biological station with expert guides. And for a picnic, a clearing with a view of the Yauza valley is ideal.

Bitsevsky forest park

  • Where: Novoyasenevsky deadlock, 1, p. 2.

Honorary "silver" in the list of the largest Moscow parks. Many people will like Bitsa Park:

  • Nature lovers will be able to stroll through shady thickets, look at rare plants, catch squirrels and pheasants
  • Connoisseurs of ancient history: local burial mounds date back to the XII century - here at that time the Krivichi and Vyatichi lived
  • Admirers of tsarist Russia: on the territory of preserved as many as 3 estates of the XVIII-XIX centuries-they say that they were visited by Gogol and Pushkin!
  • Eco-activists: there are many separate waste collection points, different types of waste and old clothes can be returned.

Pokrovskoe-Streshnevo

  • Where: metro station "Shchukinskaya", 5th Voikovsky passage, 2a.

The manor complex and the surrounding park are one of the oldest in Moscow: it is over 300 years old. The manor, unfortunately, is now neglected, but the park is in excellent condition: new trees are regularly planted, picnic areas are cleared, wooden decks and comfortable paths are arranged. During the picnic, do not forget to drink the local spring water - the "Princess Swan" (as the source is called) provides drinking water of exceptional purity, as confirmed by the research center of Moscow State University.

Lefortovo

  • Where: Krasnokazarmennaya, 3.

It is deservedly called the "First Russian Versailles": they wanted to make it as our answer to the legendary French park, and it turned out great. The country's first regular decorative park was built at the beginning of the 18th century for the return of Peter I from a European study tour. Here they founded a wooden palace and reception halls, a huge garden and a church, paved alleys and dug ponds - you should pay attention to the Rastrelli grotto, the rotunda gazebo, in which Peter I continues to sit as a monument-bust, the Catherine Palace. The Emperor loved Lefortovo, often stayed here, arranged meetings and holidays - it is said that many ensembles in St. Petersburg were originally built according to Lefortovo standards.

Catherine park

  • Where: Bolshaya Ekaterininskaya, 27.

An excellent place for family recreation has always been a calm and sedate park - it was not for nothing that it was founded at the Institute for Noble Maidens back in the 19th century. There is something for children and adults of all ages:

  • Electric cars
  • Trampolines
  • Zorb on the surface of the pond
  • Boating
  • Badminton
  • Street kiosks (there are also non-trivial dishes!)
  • Dance lessons for everyone (Irish dance, Argentine tango and more).

Dusseldorf park

  • Where: Belorechenskaya, 43.

SMAPSE experts talked about French examples, so now a German-style park is on air. Dusseldorf Park in Moscow appeared only in 2006 - this is a modern park, hello to the German sister city. Landscape designers from Germany worked on it, organized entertainment for children and adults (picnic areas, parks with ducks, in winter - skis and sledges, in summer - bike paths). They did not forget about the typical German symbol (no, this is not what you meanly thought): this is a radchlegen - the figure of a boy making wheels. Radschlegen is the symbol of Düsseldorf.

Kuzminki Park

  • Where: Kulminsky Park, 1, bldg. 2.

Nice city park ideal for outdoor activities. Classes are often held here for everyone - yoga, running, zumba, and even chess. Since 2014, the park has become famous for an excellent skate park with excellent equipment: instructors are working, so that beginners can take a free lesson. Don't want to ride? You can work: there are nice gazebos with sockets and free Wi-Fi.

Meshchersky Park

  • Where: Odintsovsky district of the Moscow region.

The ideal answer to the question "Where to walk your child on the weekend?" Treadmills and bike paths, roller skates, soccer field - and drum roll - Angry Birds Amusement Park:

  • 8 rope routes (the levels are different, so you can bring children of different ages) - bridges with obstacles, crossroads, labyrinths
  • An entertainment area with a branded slingshot (no one launches angry birds!), A small climbing wall, slides, pipes and tunnels. 

Mitino

  • Where: Mitinskaya and Penyaginskaya streets.

Quiet city park without noisy activities. Wander through the woods, think about your own on the wooden decking of the embankments, go boating and fishing (they catch carp, perch and crucian carp).

Perovsky park

  • Where: Lazo, 7.

Several years ago it was brought back to life and extensively restored:

  • Walking alleys
  • Sports grounds
  • Playgrounds
  • Amusement park
  • Scenes for festivals and performances
  • Outdoor cinema.

It often hosts open workouts, educational trainings and programs (often free): for example, you can try yourself in dance or sketching. Many options are organized for children.

Garden of the future

  • Where: Leonova, 1.

A modern city park on the site of the historical garden and estate of Prince Khovanskiy. From antiquity, a beautiful pond, a linden alley and the Church of the Deposition of the Robe remained here, and from the modern they built a coworking, a playground with musical instruments, an outdoor gym and gazebos with cool hanging cocoons-chairs.

Fili

  • Where: Bolshaya Filevskaya, 22 - Udaltsova, 22 - Olympic Village, 22.

In fact, these are 3 parks in one, a combination of walking forests and sports grounds in the spirit of the 86 Olympics. In Fili you will feed squirrels and breathe healthy coniferous air, in the Park of the Olympic village (it was reconstructed 6 years ago) you will be able to arrange a run, and in the Park of the 50th anniversary of October you will take children to playgrounds.

Vorontsovo Estate

  • Where: Vorontsovsky Park, 3.

Since the 16th century, the park has literally been famous as a monument of architecture and landscape gardening. The territory was rebuilt several times - there was a plant for the production of balloons, a pig farm, a biological station, there was a football field - and now it is pleasant to walk and ride a boat here. Take a guided tour from park historians and learn facts about past noble life, leisurely stroll through the Chinese or Italian Gardens, or get lost in an oak grove.

Park on Khodynskoe Pole

  • Where: Khodynskoe field.

Once there were vacant lots and an airport, but architects Kleinewelt Architekten designed a strong modern park here - zoning is done on the principle of airport terminals. Playgrounds here are one of the best in the capital: a lot of entertainment, a rope park and a comfortable rubber coating. It is worth noting the well-established "infrastructure" for our smaller brothers: an area for walking with sand + a spacious lawn, tunnels and slides for training. Khodynsky Park will also come in handy for fans of Instagram: an interesting mirror maze has been built here, where you can take great photos.

Timiryazevsky park

  • Where: Timiryazevskaya, 49.

In fact, the park is assigned to the Timiryazev Academy, so here you can enjoy the view of a huge number of trees, bushes, flowers and shrubs. Even Peter I, according to legend, planted several trees here: it was not for nothing that the village that existed on this place, after the 16th century, changed its name to Petrovsko-Razumovskoe (and it was Semchino). Oaks, birches of venerable age, lilies of the valley and linnea - and among them you can find owls and red ducks, woodpeckers and even hawks! Worth seeing is the Pineapple Greenhouse, the avant-garde House of Culture, the Soil Museum, a war cemetery and a grotto dating from the 19th century.

Troparevsky park

  • Where: Academician Vinogradov, 12.

This is a pond where you can swim all year round: even in winter there are many peole who want to swim! The beach is sandy, there are changing cabins, a fountain of drinking water and toilets, you can go fishing or play beach volleyball, ride a boat or catamaran. Children were also taken care of - a small "paddling pool" for swimming and a playground for fun on land.

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