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The Central Park of Culture and Recreation named after M. Gorky
In daily use it is simply called "The Gorky Park", and this name
is famous not only in our country, but also worldwide, since its inception in
1928, Gorky Park went through different times. Beginning in the 90s of the last
century, changing economic and political system necessitated changes for the
park as well. Paid entry was introduced for the first time, and various summer
cafes offering shashliks and similar fast-food appeared as if from nowhere,
and the old rides, so beloved in the past, were abandoned. Nevertheless, the
park continued to attracts tourists, but it lost its "magic touch".
The goal of restoring Gorky Park in its status of the best, most vivid and memorable
park of the country was far from simple, but presently, it is accomplished.
In 2011, it underwent a large-scale reconstruction, which helped to maintain
and develop the old traditions, while allowing it to become an international
level recreation area. Perhaps the most important thing to know about the revived
Gorky Park is that you may visit it round the clock, and for free.
A music fountain with color-changing water is located here as well. For children,
there is an art station, animators and aqua-makeup artists, as well as the largest
sandbox of the entire Moscow. If you like to read and relax while enjoying nature,
it offers deck chairs and ottomans, and for those who just cannot live without
the Internet, there is free Wi-Fi. Also, there is the «Olive Beach» for 500
people, free fitness classes, dance, yoga and Qigong. There is all this, and
much, much more. Do not forget that the park hosts various spectacular, cultural,
sports and recreational activities, concerts, theatrical performances, festivities
and festivals. There is an open-air cinema and a considerable green area. Today,
the territory of the Central Park of Culture and Recreation named after M. Gorky
administratively includes not only the park area, but also Neskuchniy Garden
and Vorobyevy Hills.