This park was established in 1874 on the site of the Palace square as a former military parade ground, where parades were held during the times of the Russian Empire.
Green in season, shady, with old lindens, maples and chestnuts, the place is a unique monument of the park art of the past. The main entrance to the park is opposite the building of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (Parliament) and the Mariinsky Palace, built in the late 18th century. One of the former park names is Tsarsky (Royal), which fully justifies both its large and beautiful territory, and the history of the park itself. The park is also a Soviet necropolis.
Walking through the park, you can see the left bank of Kiev from the observation deck, and after passing a little further to the center of the city – the Lobanovsky stadium, Dynamo Kyiv home arena. In fact, this park is a part of the old immediate chain of city parks along the Dnipro river and from it you can get to the City Park. On the way you will pass by the Summer Theate and a pedestrian “bridge of lovers”, along which you can get to the third park – Khreschatyi. At any time of year you are guaranteed beautiful views of the Dnipro river with an impressive panoramic viewing angle on the urban skyline. Unfortunately, about silence and solitude, it is difficult to promise anything for sure – the townspeople love this beautiful relax zone in the very center.