One of the biggest and most controversial parks of Riga is Uzvaras Park, which literally means Park of Victory. It is located in Pardaugava, just over the Akmens tilts (Stone Bridge).
I used to live just a few hundreds meters aways from the park for many years, so I was always aware of what happened around the monument in the middle of the park, which symbolizes the Victory over Nazi Germany in 1945. Although for the right-wing political people it means the beginning of the Soviet Occupation of Latvia, so they are trying very hard to get the permission to demolish the unique monument, but that is enough for politics.
Nowadays the Victory Park is being used as a cross-country skiing track in the winter, and roller skating track in the summer. Everybody can rent equipment and try his or her skills here. I also come here often with my family, because there are not many other family entertainment spots in Pardaugava, the Western part of Riga.