Central Park

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81 Sumy Street, Kharkiv, Ukraine

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Enjoy the Disneyland of Kharkiv Aug 29, 2017
The Central Park is the most famous city park in Kharkiv. It occupies an area of about 100 hectares. After the reconstruction, Gorky Park in Kharkiv became one of the best parks in the former Soviet Union countries.

As of today, Gorky Park has 38 rides of several types: extreme rides, family rides, children rides, arcades, and special attractions – such as the special "House of Horror". Extreme attractions are decorated in the style of various cultures - Egyptian, Indian and others. Kids visiting the park can ride the carousel, play on the playground and indulge in other numerous entertainment activities. You can enjoy a bird’s eye view of the Central Park from the Ferris Wheel.

In 1971, a cableway was commissioned. Its length is 1,387 meters.

The Central Park is one of the ultra modern Ukrainian leisure parks now. During the reconstruction of 2007-2012, new sets of attractions, made in Germany, Italy, Canada, France and the UK, were purchased and installed, among them:

- the Entertainment Centre that is often called the Ukrainian Disneyland, one of best in Ukraine;

- the Ukraine’s largest roller coaster Ferris wheel (whose height is 55 m);

- the French carrousel;

- the horror house;

- rides for small children;

- a complex for lovers of extreme sports, roller skating;

- the retro zone;

- the sports fields, a race track and other facilities.

The central amusement park was originally named St.Nickolas Park after St.Nickolas Church located nearby. It was built in 1893-1895. Since the selected area was far enough from the city center, the park was mainly designed for horse riding. The park was built according to the pattern of Bois de Boulogne in France - with avenues for horse riding and for riding in carriages. The park was called the communal park after 1917, and in 1937 it was called Gorky Park, like the central park in Moscow. The Central Park in Kharkiv is still called after Maxim Gorky, which was a surprise for me since this man is a former Soviet hero who used to glorify the "heroic deeds" of Soviet butchers... When will they open their eyes at his/their atrocities I wonder?

After the reconstruction, this park has probably no competitors in Ukraine, and is a little inferior to the best world analogues. I am sure it is the most modern and most beautiful park and entertainment in the country.

The Central Park became the hallmark of Kharkiv, the place where you can relax and have fun.

According to “Vouchercloud”, the British coupon codes portal, Gorky Park in Kharkiv has been recognized as the main attraction of Ukraine. The portal mapped the most attractive tourist attractions around the world. In Ukraine, the Central Park of Kharkiv, aka Gorky Park, became the most interesting attraction for the visitors.
Central Park, Kharkiv
Central Park, Kharkiv
Central Park, Kharkiv
Central Park, Kharkiv
4 / 4 TravBuddies found this review helpful/trustworthy
Jo104 says:
fantastic review
Posted on: Feb 25, 2017
loripori says:
Sounds like a very fun park Victor
Posted on: Feb 23, 2017
BASAIC says:
Wow, quite a place!
Posted on: Feb 23, 2017
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