In my opinion, the Milyutinsky park, or Milyutinsky garden, is at the same time the simplest and coziest garden in the center of Moscow. A reconstruction of the park was made in 2001, and now the garden has a lot of small benches under the shade of trees (which is especially pleasant in the warm season!). Flowerbeds are made on well-groomed lawns, which surround the small, graceful fences.
Also, there are playgrounds, a sports ground and a children’s creativity center. The children’s laughter doesn’t prevent you to read quietly or to try to make out a squirrel in the branches of the trees.
But the garden had been closed for ordinary visitors until 1932. There was a boundary office inside where landowners and aristocrats from the whole country resolved questions over land. Later, the garden received the name of the party figure Vladimir Milyutin and became open for all to visit.
During the Soviet period, the park was used for shootings of scenes of the movie “The Pokrovsky Gates” (1982).