Gorky Park is the central Moscow park, located in the heart of the city
Gorky Park is the capital’s central park, with more than 40 000
visitors on weekdays and 250 000 on weekends and public
holidays. Since 2011 the park has been setting new standards, becoming Russia’s
first world-class park and a space for recreation, sport, dance and
outdoor games. Free entry, Wi-Fi coverage, new zones of contemporary
design, a well thought-out events programme and regard for people have
transformed Gorky Park into an epicentre of life in the capital,
making it one of the main points of attraction for youth, adults
and the family alike.
The 119 ha park was established in 1928 and took the name
of M. Gorky in 1932. Avant-guard architect
K. S. Melnikov was the main architect of Gorky Park, who
in the late twenties of the 20th century designed the parterre that
stretches from the entrance to Neskuchny Garden. Nowadays Neskuchny Garden
and the Vorob’evy Gory wildlife sanctuary are part of Gorky Park.