Circular Park

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Circular Park
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Poplavok Lake at the Circular Park
LocationKentron district, Yerevan, Armenia
Coordinates40°10′36″N 44°31′23″E / 40.17667°N 44.52306°E / 40.17667; 44.52306Coordinates: 40°10′36″N 44°31′23″E / 40.17667°N 44.52306°E / 40.17667; 44.52306
Area30 hectares (74 acres)
Operated byYerevan City Council
StatusOpen all year

The Circular Park (Armenian: Օղակաձև զբոսայգի); also known as the Youth Park, is a public park in the Kentron district of the Armenian capital Yerevan. It starts with the Cathedral of Saint Gregory at the south on Tigran Mets street, and ends up with the Poplavok lake at the north near Mashtots Avenue. The park lies along Khanjyan, Yervand Kochar, Alex Manoogian, Moskovian and Isahakyan streets, forming a half-circular shaped park around the eastern part of downtown Yerevan.[1] The park has an approximate length of 2500 metres and an average width of 120 metres.

One of the designers and architects of the Circular Park from Teryan Street to Abovyan Street built in 1960-1985 was Sasun Grigoryan.

Famous structures in the Circular Park[edit]

The benefactors' walkway of the park was opened in October 2012 featuring the statues of 6 prominent Armenian benefactors: Boghos Nubar, Aleksandr Mantashyan, Alex Manoogian, Calouste Gulbenkian, Mikael Aramyants and Hovhannes Lazaryan.[2]

An indoor sports complex within the Circular park is under construction (as of 2013).