Best Parks & Gardens in Kyiv (Kiev)
The park is just across the street from the university and is always filled with university students, people playing chess, parents with children, and people like you and me who appreciate escaping the crazy city for the quite nature in Kiev's beautiful parks.
There are some beautiful fountains and the impressive imposing monument of the famous Ukrainian poet, writer, artist, public and political figure called Taras Shevchenko.
Always something interesting happening here. Could be salsa dancing or music playing or whatever the moment brings. A place where anyone can come to play chess or where children can ride donkey's in the summer. In the evening the park takes on a more romantic feel, lovers strolling hand in hand and stolen discreet kisses. Good restaurant called O'Panas and you will also find a Tourist information bus near one of the entrances.
This is a small charming and delightful park, an oasis of calm in the middle of Kiev (Kyiv).
Slavy Park (Park of Eternal Glory) is situated between Arsenalna Metro and the Pechersk Lavra. From here you will also have an opportunity to see Holodomor Memorial, Pechersk Lavra and the Great Patriotic War Museum which is home to the incredible Rodina Mat (Motherland Statue)
This is a great area to explore and you should give yourself a full day. Lots of walking, breathtaking views and hugely impressive.
If you are staying or venture over to the Left bank of the river Dnieper you will be surprised by what you find.
Rusanivka is an up-and-coming area away from the inner city on the right bank.There is a walking path along the bank of the river that completely circles the island. There are some lovely views across to the Motherland Monument and the Pechersk Lavra, and plenty of good cafe's and restaurants to enjoy.