Pull-up bars, parallel bars and other sports equipment: Which parks have well-appointed sports grounds?

August 15
Parks and pedestrian areas

The Department of Culture’s parks have comfortable workout areas with parallel bars, pull-up bars, and other sports equipment, where anybody who wants to build up body  flexibility, strengthen the main sets of muscles, or practice ringcraft.

“There are over 90 workout areas in city parks, such as Sokolniki, Muzeon, Tagansky, Lianozovsky, and Babushkinsky,” Deputy Mayor Natalya Sergunina said.  

Sokolniki Park has 16 workout complexes and five grounds with functional simulators. One of the biggest sports grounds – 300 square metres – is in the park’s southern area near the Bolshoi Putyaevsky Pond. There are curl-up benches, a set of Kangaroo pull-up bars, bent double bars, two-level classical monkey bars, and other pieces of exercise equipment. The workout area operates on a round-the-clock basis.


Vorontsovsky Park has three round-the-clock workout areas with cascades of horizontal bars, wall bars, uneven bars, and other gymnastic apparatuses. Number one area is located in the Severnaya (Northern) Alley near the Church of the Life-Giving Trinity. Each Saturday, it hosts free boxing workshops (1 pm to 2 pm), with the next session scheduled for 15 August. Number two area is next to the Bolshoi Pond sidewise of the Stele. Number three area is within the Alice in Wonderland amusement park.


The Tsaritsyno Open-Air Museum has two grounds: an all-ages gymnastics area with horizontal bars and parallel bars located near Checkpoint 5 and a sports ground with specialised simulators for people aged over 60 years near Checkpoint 3. Both areas are open from 6 am to 12 pm. Regular fresh-air exercises will improve coordination of movement and strengthen the muscles.

Young athletes will enjoy the Pryamikov Children’s Park, which has a round-the-clock sports ground with gymnastic apparatuses and outdoor simulators designed for children aged over 12 years. It is located in the vicinity of the Moscow Children’s Fairy-Tale Theatre and boasts curling benches, Bike and Mech simulators, and more. The area operates round the clock.


There is a roofed workout area at the Raduga (Rainbow) Park in eastern Moscow, which offers different-width bars, parallel bars, and other gymnastic equipment, including for people with disabilities. It is located near the Italian Pond and operates round the clock.

For more detail on sport-area schedules, see city park websites.

There are also sports facilities at the following parks:

 — Babushkinsky Park;

— the park near the Dzhamgarovsky Pond;

— the garden in Olonetsky Proyezd Street;

— Mitino Landscape Park;

— Izmailovsky Park;

Neskuchny Garden;

Muzeon Park of Arts;

— Krasnaya Presnya Park;

— Krasnogvardeyskiye Ponds recreation area;

— Tagansky Park;

— Severnoye (Northern) Tushino Park;

— Levoberezhiye recreation area;

— Bauman Garden;

— Kuzminki Park;

— Khodynskoye Polye Park;

— Green Area between Shipilovsky Proyezd Street and Kashirskoye Motorway

— Sadovniki Park;

— Perovsky Park;

— Lianozovsky Park.

This summer, modern and convenient skating grounds have been opened at a number of recreation areas. Fourteen parks have infrastructure for skating, roller-skating and BMX biking, while 23 recreation areas offer regular free training sessions in the open. Some cases in point are aerobics classes at the Izmailovsky Park and Qigong sessions at the Bauman Garden. Six recreation areas have running clubs, while 14 city parks offer free creative and educational classes for children. Eight recreation areas run adrenaline-infusing ropes courses for whole families.

Source: mos.ru

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