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“A good place to relax”
Review of Gagarin Park

Gagarin Park
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Reviewed September 22, 2012

A great place to have some fun when in Yuzhno-Sakhalin.
There is a fun-fair fairground type area which is great for the kids, there are lots of kiosks and bar/restaurant facilities where on can buy drinks and food (mainly shashlik), a word of warning there have been a few instances of people complaining about sore tummies after eating shashlik in the park.
In the evening some of the bar/restaurants provide music and many of the people take up dancing under the stars.

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Reviewed September 8, 2012

This park is on the east side of Yuzhno, just down the hill from the ski center and near Glory Park. I visited this several times during the time I was there and found something new each time. There is an amusement park for kids, a lake with paddle boats and alcoholic beverages for adults, and a walking path thru the woods for exercise. There is also a train that runs around the park for those that don't want to walk. Most of the amusement rides are typical, but some are unique (for example, canoe rides for children, jet skis for children, etc). The paddleboats are beautiful swan boats.

Since most people live in apartments in town this is a great place to relax and take the kids after work, so it was normally pretty active.

Also, across the street from Glory Park was a souveneir shop, the only one I saw.

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Reviewed June 6, 2012

Gregarin Park consists of woodland with various paths running through it, a river, a boating lake and a railway line. It's typical temperate forest with coniferous and hardy deciduous trees such as silver birch and willows.

At weekends many local Russians descend on the park to ride the white pedlo-type swans on the boating lake and to ride the whistling train. There's loud Russian music playing that can be heard all over the park.

It's good for wildlife with a few mammals and many bird species. A walk for a few hours can be rewarding. Mist and drizzle are frequent in summer, so the place is lush and green.

It's not a bad place to take a break, look at birds, take in some of the local activities and to have a coffee. Take an umbrella and a warm coat in late Spring / early summer.

1  Thank Tony B
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Reviewed April 26, 2012

Lovely recreation and entertainment park close both to the center of the town and to the mountains East to the town. Offers great views of the mountains and forest throughout the year. Unique for its juvenile railway, endemic plants alley (both wild and homogeneous forest) that can be found nowhere else but in Sakhalin Region. Has 2 lakes. The bigger one equipped with boat rental station (for a fee).
Also has a stadium and tennis-court.
Faces 2 hotels and a zoo.

1  Thank Basiliya
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Reviewed April 22, 2012

Nice for a few beers on a nice summer afternoon / evening

1  Thank GrandPoohbaH
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