Opened in 1934, this park has had many names. For most of its existence, and in the minds of many still, it was called Telman park. Afterward, for some time, it was named after Mirzo Ulugbek, and recently, “Central Park” has been added to the title. It can easily claim to be the largest and greenest recreational park in Tashkent, with a rich history to boot. Back in the day, Czech fairs would arrive, set up luna parks here that would attract the entire city. Visitors can see a callback to those days in the center of the park – an old, non-operational ferris wheel.
Today’s guests can enjoy a beautiful green area in the park’s northern half, often with a band of two men playing the accordion and saxophone to lend your walk a retro feeling. Strolling southward, there are park rides and food stands. Even further south is a shallow pond where koi fish, ducks, and swans have been given residence. Pedal rafts are available to rent, which can be a fun exercise for two. The entire park is built on a slope, so guests with mobility needs are advised to keep to the west part of the park, by the road, to avoid stairs.
The Czech rides might be in the past, but the park’s family atmosphere of warmth and wonder remains. Visit Central Park in Tashkent to find a little piece of childhood.