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St. Petersburg Parks: Polyustrovsky Park
January 7, 2020 00:22

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Polyustrovsky Park is a favorite place for cyclists and roller skaters in St. Petersburg. This environmentally-safe place is the water protection zone of the mineral water deposit.

This young park is located in Krasnogvardeiskydistrict of the city. Its area makes up 46.3 hectares. It was opened in 1967 on the site of old residential buildings and a landfill. They planted trees, arranged flower beds, and cleaned three reservoirs on this territory.

The park was redesigned in 1973 and 1987. In Soviet times, the green zone was traditionally called “The Park Named after the 50th Anniversary of the October Revolution”. The park received its modern name only in 2007.

Small animals live in the ponds, wild ducks and geese also come here.

Polyustrovsky Park has a classic layout. Its core is made up by awide avenue around which the rest of the park infrastructure is grouped. This is a place for the leisure for the residents of nearby mircodistricts.

Childrend’s playgrounds are equipped here; a cafe is open in summer.

Mass festivities and sometimes historical reconstructions are organizedhere on holidays. On weekdays, the park area has relatively few people. Itis preferred by cyclists and roller skate enthusiasts. The improved territory has equipped tracks for roller skating and sports trainings.

Polyustrovsky Park is located in an ecologically clean area belonging to the water protection zone of the bedrock of mineral water deposits. Its territory encompasses a plant for the production of drinks and of mineral water - Polyustrovo. The name comes from the word palustris, which is translated as “swamp” from Latin. They say that the history of the mineral springs of the Polyustrovsky Park began in a very interesting way: back during the reign Peter I, people noticed that the inhabitants of the Cossack Sloboda - the territory of Polyustrovo was called this way then - are distinguished by their enviable health and lived long.

Peter I came here with a desire to solve this riddle and discovered the following: the reason for this was theunique water with a high content of iron and manganese. After this, the history of Polyustrovo resort began to develop at a furious pace, especially reinforced by the research of a pharmacist who found that hundreds of diseases that could be cured by Polyustrovo water. People from all overRussia came here for treatment. In 1898, even Alexandre Dumas, the father, joined the Russians coming to Polyustrovo.


Author: Anna Dorozhkina

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