Muromets Park

The space between the left and right banks of the Dnieper, including the channels of its tributaries Desenka and Desna, was adapted into a recreation area back in Soviet times, but a full-fledged park, with a total area of 220 hectares, was officially opened in 1972 in the Chertoroy tract. After the inclusion of Muromets Island in the Muromets Park (the old name was the People’s Friendship Park), the total area of the recreational zone reached 780 hectares. The planning and arrangement of the park was carried out by 3 architects and one dendrologist. Muromets Park is one of the most popular holiday destinations for those who prefer to spend time in nature. Here you can ride a bicycle, jet ski, wakeboard, boat, catamaran, kayak, Segway, ATV, try your hand at the rope park, get your blood flowing at the trampoline center, go horseback riding, visit a cafe or restaurant, swim and sunbathe on the beach, shoot at the shooting range, play volleyball, football and table tennis, do auto rally and motocross…

Muromets Park is divided into 4 zones:
1. memorial (round parterre garden with 15 sectors),
2. children’s room,
3. water sports,
4. beach.

The essence of the previous name of the park (Friendship of Peoples) is reflected in the memorial garden, in which, when it was founded, 15 species of different plants were planted, symbolizing friendship between the republics of the now defunct USSR. The garden contains sycamore, bush willow, Thunberg barberry, Tatarian maple, and sycamore, red and English oaks, common and silver spruce, pine and small-leaved linden. There are also several maples and shrubs: barberry, bush willow, quince, jasmine and tumbarga. For all these plants, 15 diagonals are allocated into which the entire park is divided. It is currently unknown which republic of the former Union this or that plant species belongs to. At the entrance to Muromets Park you can see a sign that warns visitors that on its territory you can find the common viper, various lizards and some other animals. All of them are under guard.

Muromets Island, in whose honor the Peoples’ Friendship Park was renamed in 2018, was formed in ancient times as a result of numerous alluviums of the Dnieper and Desnyansky currents. The territory of the island is 150 hectares. After the Chertoroysky channel was blocked, it became a peninsula. Fishermen have settled here for a long time. The name of the island is associated with the legend that it was here that the epic heroes pitched their tents before appearing before Prince Vladimir. According to another version, this island was named after the famous hero Ilya Muromets, so that he would free the Chertoroy tract located on it from all evil spirits.

Where is Muromets Park located?

Stop “Park Muromets” on the Northern (Moscow) Bridge