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On 28 September, the Park invites all to the feast. A live performance of circus artists, sport competitions, creative workshops, show of soap bubbles and other surprises.

One of the favorite places of the townspeople in the center of Moscow, Tagansky Park will turn 85. A big feast awaits visitors September 28: a theatrical performance, illusionist shows, sports competitions, workshops and many other surprises.

To celebrate the anniversary of the Park

Park of culture and rest “Taganskiy” is located on either side of Taganskaya street and is divided into two areas — primary and nursery (Park pryamikovís). Therefore, the birthday celebration will be held at two venues. From 11:00 to 14:00 in the children’s Park pryamikovís offers entertainment with circus performance and a theatrical show. Before you guys are clowns and magicians, children’s vocal ensemble and popular participants of the project “Voice. Children.” On the main square of the Park will operate a laser shooting range, and everyone will be able to take part in creative workshops.

In the main area of the Park program will begin at 12:00. The square will be number 85, with historic photos. There’s also equip photo zone, where citizens will be able to take snapshots to commemorate the occasion. From 13:00 to 14:00 on the main square will play a brass band. From 12:00 to 16:00 at the stadium, the creativity Center, fitness center, martial arts Studio on the main square will be open lessons and master-classes. For example, at 13:00 at the stadium Park, the children’s friendly match among the students of the football schools of Moscow. From 14:30 to 17:00 in the small hall of the Foca will host a table tennis tournament. From 12:00 to 14:00 for citizens of the older generation offers activities like qi Gong, and Nordic walking. The participants will gather in the main square of the Park.

At 14:30 on the main stage of the Park will begin a concert of collectives of Amateur performances of the local and 16:00 offers a concert-congratulation of professional artists. The festival will conclude at 20:00 stage fireworks.

“Adults without children into the Park are not allowed”

Although officially the Park will celebrate its 85th anniversary, the history of the Park pryamikovís rooted in ancient times when these lands belonged to the Rogozhsky-Yamskaya Sloboda. In the XVII–XIX centuries, this area was the home of many merchant houses, which were built in the traditional for those times scheme. The main house’s narrow facade had to go outside, for it was located in the outbuilding, and in the depth of the site was divided garden. Few such gardens in the 20-ies of the last century, were merged, becoming the Foundation of the future Park. A nearby orphanage Duchess Romanova impact on children’s focus of the Park. On the preserved old photographs and now you can see the inscription which decorated the gate of the institution in those years: “Adults without children in the Park is not allowed.”

“Pool with fish”, bandstand, and carousel horses

Officially the main territory of the Tagansky Park got its present name in the 30-ies of the last century. Then, Moscow has experienced a boom of construction. The city grew, was actively built up with new buildings and needed green areas for mass recreation. Residents regularly come on Saturdays, cleared areas and planted trees. In 1934, in the heart of Tagansky district on the initiative of citizens was officially opened the Park with a front gate, a fountain, and essential for outdoor leisure infrastructure. In the Park was a stadium and a sports village with playgrounds for playing skittles and croquet. Children’s territory were a lecture hall and reading room. Favorite attraction for residents of the area were the so-called pool with fish and a fountain.

The cultural life of the Park consistent with the spirit of the time: there were regular sports parades and participated in propaganda team. In the summer the children enjoy riding on the popular in those years, the carousel-horses, children’s boat-“Polushka”, “flying turtle”. On memoirs of old residents, children Park loved. It worked aeromodelling, design, theater and media, visual, choral, photos and radio.

In 1954 in Tagansky Park built indoor summer theatre, which was made by the artists of the Moscow concert, four years later opened a cinema “Zenith” and in 1971 appeared the summer stage. Winter in the Park was working rollers, which engaged young skaters from figure skating school. It was here on his first ice came the young athletes, the future Olympic champion Irina Rodnina. It is worth noting that the history of Tagansky Park is associated with many famous people of the country. For example, on the football grounds of the Park launched the career of sports commentator Nikolai Ozerov and famous Soviet players of Konstantin Beskov, Alexei Khomich, brothers Starostin. And on the summer stage was a student of the music school, aspiring singer Alla Pugacheva.

What was the Tagansky Park

Decades later, Tagansky Park continues to be a favorite place of citizens. In recent years, there have been many changes. So, in 2017, the reconstructed children’s Park pryamikovís (Taganskaya street, house 15A). There appeared exercise areas, four playgrounds, Playground workout, a new stage and a musical dry fountain. The Park features children’s theatre and children’s musical school named after Mozart. Updated was the main area of the Park (Tagansky street, possession 40-42). Now here is the only one in the district football stadium with artificial turf, where in winter a skating-rink with an area of 4600 square meters. The Park has a fitness center, martial arts centre, creative Centre, there are two open platform, rope Park and rental.

But the main thing — Taganka remains a green island in the centre of Moscow. Not so long ago, the Park pryamikovís planted ornamental Apple trees and created a green labyrinth of the lip. But the most unique object in the Park is oak, which is about 300 years.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and or sentence structure will not be perfect.

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