Gorky Park

Парк Горького

Project Info

Project Description

5 min by walk + 5 min by trolleybus

Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure is the most famous park in Moscow, named after soviet writer Maxim Gorky. In 2011 the Gorky Park underwent a major reconstruction. All amusement rides have been removed in order to transform the place into an eco-friendly recreational zone. The entrance fee was cancelled and the park was cleared of outdated carnival rides and attractions, while bringing back the traditional sport activities: aerobics, yoga and salsa dancing taught by educated instructors, along with creating new spaces, such as beach volleyball courts and an open-air cinema theatre. With free Wi-fi, contemporary public art projects, design fairs and a new cafe policy, Gorky Park soon became one of the most popular places in Moscow.