They’re challenging: Ropes courses in eight Moscow parks

July 31
Parks and pedestrian areas

City parks offer open-air fun and exciting recreation activities for the entire family. In eight Moscow Department of Culture parks there are now ropes courses.

A high ropes course, or an adventure park, provides an entertainment complex with rope labyrinths, zip lines and monkey bridges attached to tree trunks and poles several metres high. In Russia, they are also called panda parks after the animals who are believed by many people to spend most of their time climbing trees. People will get a chance to test their strength and agility by overcoming the obstacle courses in many parks including Sokolninki, Krasnaya Presnya and Kuzminki.

“Our parks have high ropes courses intended for both adults and children with various sports skills. Everyone first of all receives a safety briefing and has to put on a safety harness. The most complicated and highest course is located in Fili Park. Those who do actually reach the end will be rewarded with a spectacular view of the Moskva River,” the Mosgorpark press service said.

Tickets are on sale on the official websites of the parks.

Trampoline jumping and aerial trails up the trees

The Sokolniki Park high ropes course, located near the central stage on Pesochnaya Alley, has 11 routes of various difficulty levels. The highest course has swinging log steps, ziplines, labyrinths and other obstacles 7.5 metres high. The adventure park is open daily from 10 am to 9 pm. For more information and tickets, go to the park’s website.

Sokolniki also has the FunGrad adventure park especially for children aged up to 12. In addition to a rope obstacle course, there is an inflated trampoline and a climbing wall. The park is open daily from 10 am to 10 pm and is located at 1 Mitkovsky Proyezd. To learn more, go to the park’s website.

The highest ropes course in Moscow is located in Fili Park and is 22 metres high. It offers spectacular panoramic views of the Moskva River and is designed for adults and physically fit people. Eight more courses have been developed for adults and young sports fans. There’s an easy route one metre high for youngsters over the age of 4. The course is located at the end of the main alley, 500 metres from the entrance of the park. It is open daily from 10 am to 10 pm. Tickets are on sale and additional information obtained via the park’s website.

An aerial labyrinth and zipline rides

Another aerial spot is open in the southern part of Tagansky Park near the children’s playground. Adult participants can overcome courses with a total length of 282 metres with a height of up to nine metres. Children aged over four can go through a 90-metre obstacle course that is 1.5 metres high. Among other exciting things they will have to overcome 15 obstacles, among them swinging log steps, rope labyrinths, and ziplines. The park is open on working days from 11 am to 8 pm and from 10 am to 9 pm at the weekend and during official holidays. There’s more information on the Tagansky Park’s website.

At the Tsaritsyno Museum and Nature Reserve there’s an adventure spot measuring 500 square metres suitable for all ages. It is located near the Pokrovsky Gate near checkpoint No. 3. The entertainment area 10 metres high has three tiers and 75 monkey bridges. The course on the first tier is intended for children aged between 3 and 8, while the second and third tiers are designed for adults and physically fit people. The ropes course is open from 11 am to 8 pm from Tuesday to Friday and from 10 am to 8 pm at the weekend and during official holidays. 

Adventure parks for the entire family are open in the Kuzminki, Mitino, Krasnaya Presnya and Izmailovo parks. Visit  their websites to learn more.

To prevent the spread of the coronavirus infection, all surfaces at all the adventure parks are being regularly disinfected. 

For those who love active recreation, some parks also have modern user-friendly skateboard grounds. People can ride skateboards, roller skates, BMX bicycles and kick scooters in 14 Moscow parks. Twenty-three parks offer free open-air sports sessions. At Izmailovo Park aerobics is available, while in the Bauman Garden people can learn about the ancient practice of Chinese qigong. Cross-country clubs exist in six parks.14 parks offer creative and educational lessons for children and  teenagers and they don’t cost anything!


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