In the delta of the city’s main rivers – the Neva is ideally located cozy Elagin island
Almost all of its space occupies the Central Park of Culture and Rest named after SM Kirov.. This is one of the best places to walk Petersburg as walking and cycling or boat. Initially offered in this area to create a classic French park, however, under the leadership of George W. Bush changed his plan of landscaped English style. Park for a long time to recover after the Great Patriotic War, the work finally ended only in 1990, although he was already opened with
1961. Now the park on Elagin island – a perfect place for a family holiday. In winter, an ice rink is filled with free, you can also take a ride on a sled and ski, and summer visitors to services, in addition to the beautiful alleys and ponds, operate outdoor cafes, tennis courts, boat station. Also in the park there is a small zoo.
In the Park also includes the Palace Elaginoostrovsky, Greenhouse complex, Kitchen and Stable housing, which organizes the exhibition. The island is accessible by three bridges connecting it with Krestovsky and stone islands, as well as seaside area. With the period of its foundation, the park was, and remains open to the public and visit everyone.