Mini-resort within the city: Moscow parks opened beaches and swimming pools

June 12
Parks and pedestrian areas

Water recreation areas have been arranged in 17 Moscow parks.  Sunbathe near the water in Gorky Park, Sokolniki Park, Tsaritsyno Museum Reserve, Kuzminki Park and other green areas. But you are allowed to bathe in three parks only. Fili Park has a sandy beach on the Moskva River bank opened. Guests are welcome to enjoy free sun loungers and two pontoon pools with river water filtered. Outdoor swimming pools have opened in Sokolniki Park. You can swim in the pond of Levoberezhny Park located on the banks of Khimki Reservoir.

"We invite Moscow residents and guests to recreate in our parks this summer. Most beaches and recreation areas are equipped with free sunbeds. You may workout or spend your time with children on playgrounds," the Press Service of the Moscow City Park (Mosgorpark) said.

One of the recreation areas in Sokolniki Park is located on the bank of Bolshoi Putyaevsky Pond. There is a summer cafe to have a snack in fresh air. Another beach has been arranged next to Zolotoi (Gold) Pond between 1st and 2nd Luchevoi Proseks. You will find two outdoor swimming pools at the main entrance to the Park.

Tsaritsyno Museum Reserve has two sites to have a rest near the water, next to Bolshoi (Big) and Sredny (Middle) Tsaritsyno ponds. Sunbathe on the sun loungers and relax on large bright beanbag chairs.

Gorky Park offers three beaches this summer, near Pionersky and Golitsynsky ponds, and on Andreyevskaya Embankment. Free sun loungers are available in all recreation areas.

Terletskaya Dubrava Park opened a sandy beach by Kupalny Pond. Northern Tushino Park offers sunbathing on Khimki Reservoir's embankment. A recreation area in Izmailovsky Park is located on Krugly Pond's bank. At the end of June in the northern part of the Park, on the 'Forest of Miracles' site, a children's mini water park with inflatable slides is to open.

Moscow parks that have opened water recreation areas:

— Gorky Park;

— Sokolniki Park (paid swimming in outdoor pools);

— Fili Park (paid swimming in pontoon pools);

— Tsaritsyno Museum Reserve;

— Borisovskiye Ponds Park;

— Kuzminki Park;

— Izmailovsky Park;

— Krasnaya Presnya Park;

— Goncharovsky Park;

— Lianozovsky Park;

— Terletskaya Dubrava recreation area;

— Raduga Ponds Park;

— Northern Tushino Park;

— Pokrovsky Bereg Park (Khimki-2 beach);

— Mitino Landscape Park;

— Borisovskiye Ponds Park;

— Levoberezhny recreation area (free swimming).

Beach season in Moscow launched on 1 June. In total, more than 100 water recreation areas have been arranged in Moscow. You may swim in 8 of them. There are toilets, changing cabins, showers and garbage containers on the beaches. In addition, you can play futsal and beach volleyball on specially equipped grounds.

Moscow parks boast also an infrastructure for outdoor activities, including workout grounds, courts, football fields, jogging and cycling  tracks, as well as sports equipment, scooters, segways and bicycles for rent. There are also free sports, crafts and educational courses for adults running in summer.  Learn foreign languages in Gorky Park and work out in Vorobyovy Gory. Besides, 37 Moscow parks will hold yoga sessions under the guidance of 150 experienced certified coaches. Eight Moscow parks will open children's camps.


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