Krasnaya Presnya

Krasnaya Presnya is a secluded park, planted in the 1930s on the grounds of what had used to be the Studenets Manor, which had at different times belonged to the Princes Gagarin, Fyodor Tolstoy, and Moscow's Governor General Arseny Zakrevsky. All the proprietors made sure their estate looked gorgeous. Architect Gilardi had worked long and hard on the manor, but now his product can only be appreciated in lithographs. Today's Krasnaya Presnya is a park of straight vistas with Dutch ponds, an island in the middle, the Octagon water pumping station remaining from the old times, a football field, a moveable cinema and some playgrounds.