The Natalka Recreation Park is Kyiv’s Brighton Beach in Obolonskyi district. You can get to, and travel in, the Natalka Park by boat from Poshtova Ploshcha (the Postal Square).
Highlight: Dnieper embankment
It was set up in 1970. The landscape reserve of local significance Chervonyi Khutir Lakes is situated in its territory.
Residents of Pozniaky, Osokorky and the entire Kharkiv housing estate, as well as those of Nova Darnytsia and Chervonyi Khutir, have a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a walk through pine and deciduous forests, breathing in the freshness and coolness far from urban noise and worries.
The fountain in the Park of Partisan Glory was entered into the National Register of Records of Ukraine as the highest illuminated pedestrian fountain.
Highlight: the highest illuminated pedestrian fountain in Ukraine with five arches from 6 m to 7.7 m that create a waterfall.
It’s great when a city has its own secret corners where it looks more like a village than a metropolis. This is the oldest park in the city of Kyiv. It was set up according to a layout made in 1748 under the direction of architect Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli. Then it was called the Tzar’s Garden.
Highlight: landscape design, panoramic views of the left bank.
It is situated in the territories of Shevchenkivskyi and Podilskyi districts of the city of Kyiv.
In addition to the unique children’s railway, an interactive fountain was installed in the park, and it has already become a favourite place for children’s entertainment.
Highlight: Kyiv Children’s Railway
The park was set up in 1972 as a sign of friendly relations with the twin city of Kyoto.
The Kyoto Park is an amazing inclusion of Japanese culture in Kyiv’s landscapes. The originality of this park is that it contains an artificial dry garden with a large pagoda in the centre of the composition, its idea borrowed from the traditional architects of the Land of the Rising Sun.
Highlight: a unique landscape design, sakura alley.
You should definitely walk through the green forest to the rustling of the leaves of ancient trees, and admire the meadow flowers in the spring, and listen to the singing of birds.
One of the main attractions of the park is the age-old oaks that grow almost everywhere in its territory. Some of them are about 500 years old. The fauna of the park is represented by 192 species of vertebrates and 600 species of invertebrates.
Highlight: a cascade of four ponds located along the stream valley.
It is located in the very heart of the city. Together with the neighbouring Mariinskyi Park, it forms the Park Ring of Kyiv, which is a popular tourist route. The Khreshchatyi Park was originally part of the Tsar’s Park set up by order of the Russian empress Elizabeth Petrovna in the late 18th century.
Highlight: City and Khreshchatyi (Merchant) Parks are connected by the Park Bridge often called the Lovers’ Bridge.
It’s a place most often tagged in social media feeds during the season of blooming magnolias, tulips and sakura. Here, you can ignore the passage of time and walk the shady alleys for hours. None of the corners of the garden is similar to others.
The Botanical Garden was opened on May 29, 1964, although its creation had been planned back in the 1930s. It presents the most diverse climatic zones of Ukraine, as well as those of the Caucasus, Tibet, Siberia, Central Asia, with their smallest details of the terrain reproduced. The world-famous lilac garden, as well as an arboretum, a mountain garden, and many more items are very popular with visitors.
The Taras Shevchenko Park is situated opposite the main building of Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv, at 60 Volodymyrska Street.
The park boasts a fountain in the shape of the Black Sea, and there is a place in its territory where amateur chess players have been gathering for many years.
Highlight: T.H. Shevchenko Monument.
The largest recreation area in Dniprovskyi district of the capital, located in a pine forest with an area of 65 hectares.
Recently, 10 hectares dedicated to a new layout have been landscaped. There is everything the residents of the metropolis could wish for: ping-pong courts and football pitches, three children’s playgrounds, each of which targets a different age group.
There are paths and parking lots for cyclists in the park.
For active recreation, the park has volleyball and basketball pitches, and workout courts.
You will definitely be surprised by the Japanese corner in the park and the lawn shaped as a ‘green’ sofa.