There’s nothing quite like Autumn in Kyiv. Nature paints the city yellow, orange and red, making it impossible to resist it’s beauty. The best way to enjoy it is a walk in a local park. What’s On has prepared a list of the most beautiful parks to visit. But Remember: quarantine restrictions warn us to avoid large crowds of people, so don’t forget to wear a mask.
Every Kyiv neighborhood usually has a large park with plenty of trees, flowers, fountains, sculptures, benches and gazebos. There are 122 parks and more than 400 public gardens in the city. It`s therefore not surprising that Kyiv is considered one of the greenest cities in Europe. It may be explained by the fact that the territory was once covered with a rich forest. Either way, there are plenty of opportunities for fresh air.
This list contains the parks’ location and the most interesting places nearby.
- Mariinskyi Park (Pecherskyi district) Mariinskyi Palace
- Holosiivskyi Park (Holosiivskyi district) Holosiivskyi Forest
- Feofaniya Park (Holosiivskyi district) St. Panteleimon’s Cathedral
- Pushcha-Vodytsia Park (Obolon district) Gorashchiha lake
- Kioto Park (Desnianskyi district) Sakura alley
- Nyvky Park (Shevchenkivskyi district) rides and a museum of circus art
- Volodymyrska Hill Park (Shevchenkivskyi district) Saint Volodymyr Monument
- Peremoha Park (Dniprovskyi district) Ferris wheel
- Khreshchatyk Park (Shevchenkivskyi district) Glass Bridge
- Shevchenko Park (Shevchenkivskyi district) Taras Shevchenko University
And last but not least, it’s the perfect time for a trip to the botanical gardens. Are any of these places near you? It’s time to get googling and get outside.