I went with my family on an Almaty trip in August. WWII Memorial and Zenkhov Cathedral are the two highlights. There was plenty of shade and open space to relax and rest midway through an Almaty walking tour. You can grab a quick bite to eat, get a drink and play some games and let the kids run around. Generally a nice place to visit and worth a stop for both the rest and the sights while in Almaty.