The history of Gorky Park began in the XIX century, when the park was still named Nikolayevsky. And, since he was far from the city, on the initiative of local authorities should be a place for horse walks. In addition, the planting of trees was encouraged, and, thanks to the indifferent townspeople, the park's area from 1895 to 1907 increased 2.5 times.
With the advent of Soviet power in Kharkiv, the park changed its name to "Communal". At first, the park tried to destroy, but in the 1930s the park began to experience dramatic changes: there a trolleybus and railroad line was laid there, the Green Theater and the first rides opened. Then, during the Second World War, the whole estate of the park was destroyed, and only in the postwar years the park began to revive. In 1971, a cable car, 1387 meters long, was laid. It still functions. The cable car journey is a great opportunity to admire the beauty of Sarzyna Yar, the Botanical Garden and Pavlovo Pole area and get to the park, which since 1930 has the name of the writer Maxim Gorky.
Now in the park there are up to forty attractions, among them the tallest in Ukraine ferris wheel, forty-thousand-meter "Tower of the fall", twenty-eight-meter chain carousel, water slide and much more. The park area perfectly combines active recreation for adults, fun activities for children and relaxing relaxation after a hard day or week.
How to get there! If you want to spend an unforgettable weekend in the "Ukrainian Disneyland", as it is quite deservedly called Park Gorky, you can climb on foot from the subway station "University" on the street Sumy about 2 km. Attractions from 10:00 to 22:00 on weekends and public holidays, on working days they are closed an hour later. The cable car runs daily, except January 1, from 10:00 to 19:00. The park starts work from 5:30 and "plunges into sleep" at 23.30.