Park Sokolniki

Sokolniki Park has been one of the most favorite places of rest for many generations of Muscovites since childhood and is required for all guests visiting the capital. This monument of landscape gardening art gives one a special atmosphere and mood.

In the 15th century here was a thick forest, a favorite place for the royals to hunt with falcons. In the 19th century, the Park turned into a place of relaxation, which it remains today. Today the park is undergoing a revival with new pools, beaches, cafes, playgrounds and the Observatory has reopened.

The beach area called "The Pool" has two swimming pools (one heated), sun lounges, parasols, table tennis and frisbee. Near the beaches is a mini zoo with chickens, duck and the Putaevskie ponds, where you can ride on boats. In the central part of the park is a rope park called "Panda Park” with three routes of varying difficulty, a climbing wall and a Skate Park. At the restored observatory in the afternoon with the telescope you can observe solar events while in the evening the Moon and planets. Another Science Center in Sokolniki is the children's center "Innopark" with master-classes in physics, chemistry, biology and robotics. During winters there is an ice skating rink and a giant slide, where people can use a lift. Year round rentals in the park offer all kinds of sports equipment for rental.

Guests can walk to the Park from the VDNKh Metro station 3 Malenkovskaya St. station (about 30 min. on foot) or drive up to the main entrance to the Park by subway-metro.