Victory Park

Victory Park is dedicated to the victory of the USSR in the Great Patriotic War. The architects were well-known in Kiev for their other projects – Mikhail Grechina (sports palace, chamber of commerce, Komsomolsky residential area) and Valentin Yezhov (chamber of commerce, development of residential areas Teremki-2, Vigurovshchina-Troyeshchina, Komsomolsky, Vokzalnaya and Lybidskaya metro stations).

Victory Park was founded in 1965 and thoroughly redesigned in 2008. On 83 hectares there is a pine forest with park alleys, a decorative lake with arched bridges and an island, attractions (both Soviet and new), sports grounds, and an indoor skating rink. From the Ferris wheel (height 30 meters) you can observe panoramas of the left bank of Kyiv and part of the right.

On the main alley of Victory Park there is a symbolic monument, the Mound of Immortality. It was opened in June 1967 in honor of the heroes who gave their lives for the freedom and independence of the USSR during the Great Patriotic War. The Mound of Immortality is made from soil brought from soldier and partisan graves left by the war in different places of the USSR and other European countries, including from the mass graves of the Janow Forests (Poland), where Polish and Soviet partisans fought against the German fascists. The base of the mound is made in the shape of a five-pointed star. Project architect Oleg Stukalov (Lybid hotel, furniture house, monument to Maxim Rylsky in Goloseevsky Park, monument independence of Ukraine on Maidan Nezalezhnosti). The reconstruction of the mound was carried out in 2004 in honor of the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Ukraine from fascist invaders.

The period from 2003 to 2013 became significant for Victory Park – a large-scale reconstruction was carried out here. The main entrance to the park was completely redone, the sculptural composition “Mother Sees Off Her Son to War” was installed, and 2 fountains were installed: the overflow fountain “Memory” and the round “Tears of the Mother”. The Mound of Immortality has been put in order, the alleys and paths have been paved with concrete and granite slabs. Reclamation work was also carried out to deepen and strengthen the reservoirs with the installation of 3 openwork metal bridges. There is an island on which beavers and ducks currently live.

In 2012, a monument to the “Widow Mother” was erected in the center of Victory Park, in 2013 – a monument to border guards, and in 2016, in front of the main entrance, a sculptural composition “To the People of War” was installed.

Where is Victory Park?

General Zhmachenko Street