Gorky Park to be reconstructed, museum exhibits – updated by summer

Themed holiday tours, walks through the combined area, a variety of photo stand exhibitions, music and film festivals, gastronomic and literature events are among the activities offered to the visitors of the park
Share 18 March 2016
Zurab Javakhadze / TASS
Moscow residents in Gorky Park

Large-scale restoration works are planned this year for one of the most popular tourist sites in Moscow – Gorky Park. According to the press service of the park, landscaping of Pushkinskaya embankment, restoration of Bathhouse in the estate of Count Orlov and overhaul of Elizavetinsky pond are planned.

"In March, restoration works for the main entrance in the central part of the park will continue - now the works on 1955 sketches by architects Shchuko and Spasov, engineers Shoikhet and Novikov," the press service said.

During the overhaul of the park's pond, Golitsynskiye Prudy, in the spring, vertical embankments will also be restored, as well as balustrade, footbridge, the adjacent area will be landscaped. Additional terrace will be built near the smaller pond.

"In April we will finish restoration works on three bridges in Neskuchny Garden, and will start planting greenery at the ravine. Works on repairing road and path network are continuing here and on Sparrow Hills. Repair of asphalt pavement and upgrading marking of bike route from Pushkinskaya to Sparrow hills will be completed by May 1," the press service said.

The park’s museum will also be upgraded by April - instead of winter photos, videos, and skate exhibition visitors will see a summer exhibition. On April 14, the museum opens "8 minutes around the park" exhibition project, dedicated to the history of the local attractions from the 1920s to the 1990s.

Garage Museum of Contemporary Art will start the spring season with three exhibitions: a retrospective of the artist Viktor Pivovarov "The Snail’s Trail", Taryn Simon exhibition "Action Research / The Stagecraft of Power" and the installations of Rashid Johnson "In our Backyard."

Themed holiday tours, walks through the combined area, a variety of photo stand exhibitions, music and film festivals, gastronomic and literature events are among the activities offered to the visitors of the park.