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Gorkiy Central Park of Culture and Recreation
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This popular gathering place draws adults and children alike to its recreational offerings, which include gardens, cycling infrastructure, museums, viewing point, cafes, beaches, climbing park, open-air cinema, sports center, observatory, eco-school for kids, open-air dance-floors, tennis courts, table tennis areas, free wi-fi. concerts and festivals etc. In winter the Park turns into a winter wonderland covering its surface with almost 20 000 square meters of the artificial ice.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed October 8, 2013

Visited here in April when there was still snow on the ground but the sun was out.Walked around it at a slow pace to soak it all up.It was quiet at the time with only a few people about but this added to its charm compared to the busy city center streets.Would love to see it in summer so I might have to come back again.

Visited April 2013
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“very relaxing Sunday afternoon in the park”
Reviewed September 29, 2013

We recently spent a relaxing Sunday afternoon strolling through this lovely clean park. After a hectic few days in the city it was nice to spend Sunday afternoon strolling through this famous location. There were lots of families & couples making the most of a dry & sunny afternoon. The gardens were also still in full bloom despite the onset of autumn.

Visited September 2013
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Bengaluru, India
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“a great evening”
Reviewed September 25, 2013

Gorky park has a very impressive gate & beyond the gate the park is meant for fun & games.The central Fountains are a great sight with models of paper boats floating in the corners of the water .The park has a good boating area where visitors can boat arund in the lake. near the river front a wide road for walking. all type of games are housed in the park with specific area for each sport. there is a vast area where sand had been placed to give a feel of a beach with beach chairs , garden umbrellas , boat oars , life belts placed around. this is a great draw & lot of kids are seen making sand castles there .There is a stage near this sand area where live shows are performed. various sizes& models of cycles are available on rent for cyclying in the park . It is a great park to spend an evening

Visited April 2013
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“September no go!!”
Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

We braved the weather to get to the park, It was absolutely tipping it down, We found a really quaint little bar area To hide from the terrific rain shower.

Visited September 2013
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Moscow, Russia
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“One of the best places in Moscow”
Reviewed September 14, 2013

This park was upgraded last year, and now it is just wonderful. First, it is quiet, clean and tidy there. Park guards discreetly keep order.
Near the main entrance there is a fountain. When me and my children were there, fountain was dancing to the music.
This park is a wonderful place for families with children. There is a carousel, a trampoline, playgrounds. There is a "Green School" for small children. A real live rabbit lives somewhere in a small house (rabbit-hutch). Fluffy squirrels jump in the trees. There are stalls with icecream and water. Several toilets are located throughout the park. There are a few cafes and restaurants.
For teens and active adults there is also a lot of fun: volleyball, table tennis, bicycles ...
In winter they make a very large ice rink with zones for children, for dancing, etc...
There is free wi-fi in the Park. In some places there are outlets to charge phones or laptops.
The park is situated along the river. There is a boat station, where you can buy a ticket and take a ride on a boat by the Moscow River.
In general, there is everything for life and rest. My children like to go to Gorky Park. And I do too

Visited August 2013
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