Moscow’s huge new Park Zaryadye, the Russian capital’s first major new park in 50 years, is officially opening for the City Day celebrations on 9 September. It is located by the Moscow River, just a stone’s throw from Red Square and the Kremlin.
The 32-acre Park Zaryadye was a huge project, the park has four different areas representing Russia’s main geographic zones – tundra, steppe, forest and wetlands – and featuring the typical micro-climates of each zone. In addition to that, there’s an ice cave - where the temperature will be kept below freezing year-round).
Another much talked-about feature of Park Zaryadye is a so-called ‘floating bridge’, which spans the Moscow River and its embankment without support and loops back to the parkland. There will also be a large outdoor amphitheatre and a Philharmonic Hall, built into the hillsides. Other facilities include the interactive Media Centre and a 4D cinema where the history of Russia will unfold on a 360-degree screen; travel within Russia and its various national parks will also be promoted through videos and exhibits.
It was decided to create Zaryadye Park in 2012. The park was the alternative to building a 400,000-square-metre hotel and business complex. Also, the idea to build a new parliamentary complex on this territory was turned down in favour of creating a new green space right in the heart of Moscow.
Entrance to Zaryadye is free.
August 31, 2017