In May 2017, the mayor of Kyiv Vitaliy Klitschko opened the second stage of the reconstructed Natalka park on Obolonskaya embankment and noted that this modern The park is the “gold” standard for all green areas of the capital. The Natalka tract between the Obolonskaya embankment and the Northern Bridge was abandoned for a long time and attempts were made to build it up. With the support of public activists and residents of Obolon, the tract was turned into a recreation area with a modern design, all the necessary infrastructure, children’s and sports grounds.
Reconstruction was carried out on an area of more than 7 hectares. Now there are new pedestrian and bicycle paths with FEM coating, comfortable benches for rest, new trash cans, CCTV cameras for security in the park, and street lighting. An entrance group has been added to the park: the staircases have been completely redone, observation platforms have been installed at the top – here you can relax and drink coffee. Also, new communications were laid in the park, a public toilet was built, and a changing table for babies was also installed. Three viewing gazebos were installed along the alley near the banks of the Dnieper. An outdoor work-out area and a mini-football field have opened. For new trees and flower beds, automatic irrigation was installed with water intake from the Dnieper. A boulevard with areas for park sculptures was created on the central alley.
In July 2018, on an area of 7 hectares, closer to North Bridge and to rock garden, another recreation area has appeared – a continuation of Natalka Park. Work was carried out here to improve and install paths, new lighting, and an irrigation system. The coastal zone was also strengthened. The shore is reinforced with structures made of natural stone. A decorative observation gazebo has been installed, from which a view of the Dnieper opens. Natalka Park also has ramps to make it comfortable for people with disabilities to relax. In addition, there are 2 modern multifunctional fields for playing football, basketball, volleyball, and a work-out area with 32 elements has been installed. On the territory of Natalka Park there is one of the objects “Stalin’s tunnels under the Dnieper” – the remains of a caisson on the banks of the Dnieper.