Hydropark in Kiev

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Hydropark
Hidropark beach.jpg
Hydropark beach in July, 2008
LocationKiev, Ukraine
CoordinatesCoordinates: 50°26′37″N 30°34′37″E / 50.44361°N 30.57694°E / 50.44361; 30.57694
OwnerKP "Hydropark"
General ManagerDenys Vasylenko
Opened1968
Operating seasonsummer
Area365 ha (900 acres)
Pools6 beaches pools
Websitewww.gidropark.org.ua
General view of Hydropark seen from the Rusanivka neighbourhood on the left bank of the Dneiper

Hydropark, or Hidropark (from Ukrainian: Гідропарк) is a landscape-recreational park[1] on the Dnieper River in Kiev, Ukraine.

It was created as an entertainment complex with mainly water activities: beaches, boating, water attractions. It is located on Venetian (Ukrainian: Венеціанський) and Dolobetsk (Ukrainian: Долобецький) islands; the Venetian Bridge connects these islands. Venetian island is connected with the rest of Kiev by two bridges: the Metro Bridge to the right-bank city and the Rusanivka bridge to the left-bank city. The Hydropark station of Kiev Metro is located on Venetian island.

Current activities available: number of beaches (including one for children and one for nudes), boat and catamarans rental, ping-pong and tennis, paintball and football, water attractions, restaurants, casino and Sun-City Slavutych disco club (right on the beach), open-air gym (Soviet era heritage) and riverboat excursions.

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