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 20 000 visitors on weekdays and 100 000 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.