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FROM THE CYCLE EXCURSIONS IN KIEV
THE ARTICLE "HOLOSIYIVSKY PARK"

Holosiyivsky park named to Maxim Rylsky located in the southern part of the city of Kyiv. This is Holosiyivskyy district, area Holoseev. The park stretches along the avenue of 40 years of October.

The park is laid back in 1957 in the northern part of the famous Goloseevskyi forest. Later it was turned into a memorial garden art that is of national importance. The decision approved the decision of the Council of Ministers of the USSR in January 29, 1960and was subsequently restated in Resolution Board of the USSR State Committee on August 30, 1990

Golosiivskiy park covers an area of over 140 hectares. This decrepit remnant natural forest, which in ancient times were surrounded on the south side of town. Park differs strongly dissected relief. Compositional axis of the park - a cascade of four beautiful lakes, the area is - 6 acres. Bets are placed along the valleys brook Orihuvatka (or Horihuvatka). Lower rates (about Golosiyivska area) has boat station. Holosiyivsky Park delights visitors with numerous towns rides, playgrounds, cafes, restaurants, and what not.

 In 1964, the park received its name of the great Ukrainian poet and translator Maxim Rylsky, living close – during 1951-1964 writer's house was next to a park. In particular, in 1959 he even published a collection of poems Rylsky "Holosiivska fall." Today, this street was named in his honor. In 2003, near the main entrance to the para was unveiled a monument to Maxim Rylsky (authors of the monument were an architect and sculptor A. Stukalov, P. Ostapenko).

During the Second World War, the territory of the forest were Goloseevska line of Kyiv defense. In 1965, its territory is a monument to fallen in 1941, members of defense. The monument looks like a granite stele.

Composition of park vegetation pleases the many rare species that are protected not only at the regional and state levels, but even internationally. The park boasts one species of plants from European Red List, five species of Annex I to the Bern Convention, seventeen species of the second edition of the Ukrainian Red Book and over two dozen species from the list of those protected in Kyiv. It also found there about ten species of rare animals.

The main purpose of the park - the conservation and sustainable use of natural objects and complexes of northern steppes.

by Ostap Ukrainetz

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