The Mariinskyi Park founded in 1874 is one of the oldest parks in Kyiv. Like the Palace next to it, the Park was named after the wife of the Emperor Alexander II, Maria Alexandrovna. In 1900, a pig iron fountain was installed there.
In 1917, several participants of the revolution, who were immortalised by a monument that has not survived, were buried in the territory. Among the preserved memorials are the monument to General Vatutin, the monument to participants in the January armed revolt of 1918, the monument to the revolutionary Andrii Ivanov, and several park sculptures. The Park is designed in the landscape style and has well-equipped recreation areas and sightseeing platforms offering views of the Dnieper and the Left Bank. The place in front of the Verkhovna Rada is often used for gatherings of activists, and youths roller skate, run longboards, and dance in front of the Mariinskyi Palace in the summer.