Gorky Park is an amusement park in the middle of the city, named after the famous Soviet writer Maxim Gorky. The park stretches along the Moskva River making it a very popular destination in the summertime. During winter months, an ice rink opens, making the Gorky Park one of the crowdiest places in the city.
When it was built, it was meant to be a huge amusement park that will be used as a resort for fun and leisure. It served its purpose for a few decades, but at the turn of the 21st century it became outdated. The reconstructions carried in the last couple of years, made this park more sport-oriented than before. Now visitors can enjoy watching and playing hockey, basketball, tennis and other games.
Gorky Park is located on the bank of the Moskva River covering a large area. There are several ways to get there, the best probably being using the metro. Metro stations “Polyanka”, “Leninskiy Prospekt”, and “Shabolovskaya” are near the main entrances to the park.
Since the latest reconstruction, there is no entrance fee to the park.