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.

Buchanskiy Park - photo

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…

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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.

Buchansky park in autumn - photo

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.

Children's playground in Buchansky park - photo

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!

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How to get there

From Kyiv to Bucha can be reached by train or minibus­es, trav­el­ing from the metro sta­tion “Acad­e­m­gorodok” or “Svy­atoshyn”.