Weekend quarantine broke many plans. But no one canceled walks in parks and squares! We offer a ride to Bucha, near Kyiv. There is a place for kids to frolic here, and adults to enjoy nature and peace in Buchansky Park.
Located just a couple of tens of kilometers from Kyiv, Bucha a century ago, being not an independent city, but just a summer cottage, attracted the capital’s residents with the beauty of nature, comfort and tranquility, as well as fresh food, an abundance of game in the forests and fish in the rivers. Wealthy people of Kiev were happy to build country houses here.
Today we are going to Bucha with approximately the same goal — to relieve unnecessary stress, “gifted” by life in the metropolis and disappointing news. Only instead of hunting for black grouse, we are waiting for spiritual rest and active rest.
Buchansky city park: what to see
Buchansky city park pleasantly surprises every visitor with its “advancement”. Here everything looks not at all provincial, but quite European. Many people think of comparisons with “Alexandria” or “Sofiyivka”. However, the main difference between the Buchansky park is that it does not have such a rich history (it was opened only three years ago), but in terms of well-being and modernity it can give odds to many of its respectable fellows.
Neat, quality paved paths are marked for pedestrians and cyclists, surrounded by solid and pretty wooden benches. Everywhere on the paths there are sculptures and sculptures — fabulous and funny, thoughtful and abstract. A stone snail, a bizarre bird, a stylized duet of cello and leaf — “Forest Music”, classical marble figures…
In general, there is someone to click on the memory! A fountain gurgles in a small pond, frisky red fish swim in the canals, and the “French courtyard” invites you to dream and admire. By the way, the park is the most suitable place for romantic meetings. It is guarded and illuminated in the evenings, and there is also a cafe here.
However, those who prefer not contemplation, but activity, will not be bored in the park either! In addition to the playground, there is a Hundred Wheels rental, rich even by Kyiv standards, where you can choose eco-friendly transport for yourself and your children — from roller skates to bicycles (including electric ones), from a balance bike to an electric car, as well as badminton equipment and volleyball.
How to spend time in Buchansky park?
There is enough space in Buchansky Park to chase each other on scooters, cars or bicycles. But skiing is not the only type of active recreation available here! Here, the Shalena Bilka extreme park is open all year round in “flying” weather.
Its location is easy to find not only by the signs (by the way, there are enough of them in the park, which is very convenient), but also by the joyful children’s squeals and the encouraging exclamations of adults. Climb closer to the tops of the trees, feel like Mowgli or Tarzan and look down on everything, hovering in the sky — please! And all this, of course, with the necessary instruction and insurance.
It is impossible not to find a city park in Bucha — everyone knows it, the residents are proud of it, you don’t even need to explain what kind of park you are looking for, they will understand it perfectly and direct you along the right path. However, the famous new park is not the only attractive place. In this small town there is a lot of greenery (and bright hot colors in autumn) and corners suitable for walking. Weekend quarantine is not a reason to stay at home!
How to get there
From Kyiv to Bucha can be reached by train or minibuses, traveling from the metro station “Academgorodok” or “Svyatoshyn”.