Navodnitsky park

Navodnitsky Park is located on the Dnieper embankment near Paton Bridge and was founded in 1951. Until 1993, the park was named after Vitaliy Primakov (Soviet military leader, during the Civil War – commander of the Ukrainian Red Cossacks), whose monument was erected in the park in the 1970s and dismantled in 2016.

There are no unique historically valuable architectural monuments on the territory of Navodnitsky Park, except that it is located opposite the well-known Statue of the Motherland (there are steps that start behind the Bombay restaurant) and the entrance to the lower Lavra (you can get there using underpass to the other side of the Naberezhnye highway and after walking 500 meters towards the metro bridge; immediately after the exit from the underpass there is a staircase to Singing Field if you want to take a walk there). However, like many other parks in Kyiv, it is notable for its nature, conducive to relaxed relaxation. Navodnitsky Park is located along the Naberezhnye Highway and covers an area of 11 hectares. In its layout, the park is a standard example of regular planning with a round hall in the center, which is surrounded by perennial pyramidal poplars, and in the very heart there is a flower bed with coniferous plantations.

In 1982, a sculptural composition made of forged copper appeared on the territory of Navodnitsky Park. The monument was erected in the park as part of the events that took place on the eve of the celebration of the 1500th anniversary of Kyiv. It is a boat with statues of Kyi, Shchek, Khoriv and their sister Lybid, the founders of the city of Kyiv. These historical characters were chosen for a reason, because, according to the annals, it was they who gave rise to the majestic city, which was later named after the elder brother.
The monument dedicated to the founders of the city of Kyiv is a traditional place where newlyweds come after the registry office. According to tradition, they should turn their backs to the monument and throw a bouquet of flowers directly into the boat. In case of a successful hit, the newlyweds will live a long and happy life.

On October 24, 2005, an alley appeared in the park (60 thujas were planted) of Glory to the UN peacekeepers on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the founding of the UN and a commemorative sign on which the number 60 is applied and the emblem of the organization is depicted (it is a map (the zero meridian is directed down), surrounded by two olive The olive branch was a symbol of peace in ancient Greece).

In 2010, the Church of Equal-to-the-Apostles Prince Vladimir was built and consecrated in Navodnitsky Park. Immediately after the end of the Navodnitsky park, an alley in honor of the hero of Ukraine Valentin Symonenko adjoins it (from the side of the metro bridge).

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