Lenin Comsomol park

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Lenin Komsomol park (Парк культури і відпочинку ім. Ленінського комсомолу)
Local importance
Official name: Park of Culture and Recreation of Lenin's Komsomol
Name origin: Komsomol
Country Ukraine
Region Donetsk Oblast
District Kiev Raion
Municipality Donetsk
Founded 1956

Lenin Komsomol park (Ukrainian: Парк культури і відпочинку ім. Ленінського комсомолу) is a popular recreation area in Donetsk.[1] It was considered back in 1952, when Central Scherbakov Park of Culture and Leisure could no more fully address the city needs because "Shakhtar" stadium was built on its territory. The park was laid out only in 1956 due to numerous modifications of design; the same year the 20th anniversary of Maxim Gorky death was commemorated, so the park was first named after M.Gorky. In 1958 the 40th Anniversary of Lenin Komsomol alley was established, and the park was subsequently renamed to Lenin Komsomol Park (official renaming in 1972).[2]

Places of interest[edit]

  • 1972 сhildren's railway named after V. Priklonsky, ex-head of Donetsk railway
  • 1975 Youth and Sports Palace "Yunost" (eng.- Youth), opened at the entry to the park
  • Monument "To your Liberators, Donbass", open on 8 May 1984, the biggest monument in South-Eastern Ukraine and the city's and region's main war history monument
  • Monument to the Peacekeeping Soldiers (veterans of Soviet war in Afghanistan). The monument was opened on 7 May 1996[3]
  • Fairy Tale Meadow, an amusement place for children in the forest, where sculptures of fairy-tale characters are built
  • Donbass Arena Stadium



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Coordinates: 48°01′25″N 37°48′55″E / 48.02361°N 37.81528°E / 48.02361; 37.81528