One of our favorite weekend things to do is to take advantage of the gorgeous weather we’ve had since arriving and explore the many parks this city has to offer. One park that my husband and I have enjoyed a couple times already in our time here is Khreschatyi Park.
Khreschatyi Park is where the People’s Friendship Arch is located, and there are walking paths and fountains. There were music performances in the park both times we visited. At the edge of the park is the Parkovy Pedestrian Bridge, which crosses the Dnieper River and leads to Trukhaniv Island. People can bungee jump off the bridge during the summer – we saw a couple of brave souls do so on our walk across the bridge!! Trukhaniv Island is a recreation area with a beach, cafes, and bike trails. During the winter this area is also used for cross country skiing.
Here are some pictures of this beautiful area: