Please come to visit us at Kharkiv Gorky Park – the best place for entertainment and exciting rides in Ukraine!
Our Park was created to give an exceptional comfortable and memorable experience to our visitors of all ages. We have charming cafes and restaurants, alcoves, fountains, soccer, basketball and volleyball grounds, and, of course, breathtaking rides for kids and adults. We have been awarded a prestigious prize «Golden Pony Awards-2013» for contemporary concept and design.
We have more than 30 advanced up-to-date rides produced by Italian, German and American manufacturers. Most of them are available throughout a year.
Park features several themed zones: Playland, Extreme and Family zones, French and Retro Parks, Medieval Square, Sports Complex.
Our visitors have an unique chance to enjoy bird’s eye panorama of Kharkiv. It takes a single ticket to the highest in Ukraine Ferry Wheel. The Ferry Wheel will take you up as high as 55 meters during an exciting ride. At night, when bright illumination is on, the Wheel is visible even from the distant parts of town making a recognizable landmark on city’s skyline.
Next to the Ferry Wheel, at Medieval Square, there is Family Recreational Center – one of the best facilities of this kind in Ukraine. Here, we have the best and modern amusement objects placed on more than 2000 square meters area. The complex of labyrinths for kids, slides, ropes courses, pneumatic guns and fountains are available throughout a year.
Kids are going to love a unique laser shooting range looking exactly like an old American garage with joyful truck in it. The smallest ones are to enjoy bright and safe Lovebug zone. 68 edutainment arcade machines of latest generation addressed for all ages are installed in Family Recreational Center along with 7D movie theater.
Right across the square from Family Recreational Center, there is speed racing motordrome, where all racing fans can practice spin and extreme driving. Those, who is not so confident driving yet, would have a chance to have a driving lesson at Auto school, which may be found on Main Alley, next to “Park” cafe. There is a wide selection of various electric cars or even motorcycles to satisfy race boys’ need for speed. Famous Batman’s drive – Batmobile is parked just within the Auto school.
Extreme Park is designed as primal village lost in jungle full of adrenaline and excitement. Don’t miss a chance to ride a rollercoaster reaching up to 24 meters with top speed of 60 km/h; being thrust up and then dropped down from 30 meters height at Flash Tower; experiencing 360 degrees rotation speed riding on our the most extreme attraction “Space Gun”. Also you can explore ropes course or practice your skills at strikeball shooting range. You can rent a bicycle, scooter or seagway from nearby stand.
Ejection Seat ride- one of the most extreme rides we offer, is also located in this zone. It’s a two-seat capsule fixed between high poles with elastic cords and launched vertically upwards by tension system. The riders go 45 meters up experiencing up to 4,8G. After reaching the top point, the capsule rotates while free falling. Thrillseekers will be surely pleased!
Family Zone includes themed rides, representing various countries of the world: 40 meters vertical swing “Arabia”; family swinger “India”; flume ride “Tortuga”; mega-disco “Egypt”; pirates’ galleon “Barbados”; children rollercoaster “Old Mine”; airborne shot “Japan” and lots of others.
In case you fancy flying over Big Ben – you are welcome to top dancer “Britain” or to sky glider “Canada” if you wish to spin the pedals flying! Water fun lovers will enjoy a ride on flume ride“Maya” giving you possibility to raft down white water stream with waterfalls. There is also highly extreme ride “Air Race” previously available at just two spots on the planet – Kharkiv and New York.
Among the bright rides, the towers of gloomy, Victorian style, abandoned-looking haunted mansion soar. This facility was specially designed and installed by special effects professionals from United states. They managed to create a blood chilling passage through the labyrinth of rooms and corridors full of appalling visual effects.
Right behind Auto school there’s a playground complex “Billy Kid’s Hideout” – western style labyrinth for kids set up inside a wooden cabin with numerous secret hiding spots full of surprises awaiting for young explorers.
Playland Zone is designed as a flower town, where the visitors can feel themselves as Nikolai Nosov’s characters. Kids will definitely love riding “Hillbilly Train”, “Jumbo Ride”. There are also fully equipped playgrounds, bouncing trampolines or “Wonder Tree”, for the bravest. Childrens’ autodrome offers unforgettable rally for those about to racing and not afraid of bumping other cars!
There are regular free entertaining events held in Playland Zone, including but not limited to sports competitions, relay races, master classes, dancing and drawing lessons, karaoke and quests for kids and many other activities.
French Park is perfect for family recreation. You may ride a fairy tale merry-go-round listening to French tunes or have a bite at french café. Children would enjoy playing in a playground in shape of sailingship. Comfortable outdoor lounges set along peaceful alleys provide a perfect tranquility for those to enjoy moments of solitude. Musical, singing and dancing performances frequently take place on the stage of French Park.
Retro Park is an authentic, quiet area filled with roses and cosy alcoves. This zone brings you back to atmosphere of 50’s and 60’s with an open-air stage, dancing ground, a shed for dominoes and chess players, beautiful rotunda. The benches arranged in semicircles are inviting for friendly chat and relaxation.
Every weekend there are musical nights where you can listen to musical bits from old movies or sing along favorite songs to an accordion accompaniment.
The Park’s Main Alley starts from main entrance and stretches all the way to Ferry Wheel. The length of the alley – 559 meters. There is a squirrel statue at the Park’s entrance. A squirrel is a symbol of renovated Park, you can see lots of these cute animals on trees and lawns of the Park. Even personnel uniform and direction signs bear an image of little squirrel.
The only remnant remained from old Gorky Park is a statue of Panther which literally embraces the past and the future of the Park. This statute is well remembered standing on the Main Alley by many of our friends since they were kids.
There are also around 25 bronze statues, the Kharkovites became to love as well, enjoying taking pictures with. The number of these statues will expand shortly.
For than 40 years an aerial cable road is being operated between the Park and Pavlovo Pole area stretching for 1387 meters. The gondolas run 8 – 26 meters above ground. The duration of one-way trip is 18 minutes.
Sports Complex of the Park comprises one basketball ground, four soccer fields, rollerdrome, petanque and workout grounds. Hundreds of kids and adults are daily attending sports activities within the Complex. Here, kids can enroll to participate in soccer trainings.
Children’s Railway is ready to carry young passengers starting beginning of May to end of October. The railway was built back in 1940, which makes it one of the oldest in Ukraine. It connects Gorky Park and Kharkiv Woodland Park, the distance between stations is 3,6 km.
School children fond of railways are working as train conductors, station attendants, traffic operators, second engineers and locomotive drivers. Kharkiv Children’s Railway is the best equipped one in Ukraine.
Various festivals, exhibitions, shows are constantly taking place in Gorky Park – and everyone is invited!
If you are going to visit our city from another region of Ukraine – take all you family with you to Gorky Park. Please note that it might take the whole day getting a full scale impression, enjoying rides, walks and bites!