Access to Zaryadye Park will be restricted to better maintain its landscaping and architecture, said park Director Pavel Trekhleb. Starting 14 September, entry to the park, the Flying Bridge observation platform and pavilions will be opened at 15 minute intervals to manage the volume of visitors and to better control the park’s facilities.
Maintenance work will begin on 18 September. On Mondays, the park will open at 2 pm.
Barriers around the park will stay in place to curb visitor entry. “The restrictions are an emergency measure,” said Trekhleb. “The park’s landscaping is vitally important for Zaryadye. If we fail to take care of the plants that have been damaged by unscrupulous visitors, the greenery will die. We are already aware that some plants will have to be replanted, and it was hard work to select, order, cultivate and deliver them to the park in the first place.”
The park director called upon visitors once again to be more careful with the nature and other park facilities.
Experts have described the park as an outdoor museum. Zaryadye landscape zones show Russia’s natural wealth, the versatile flora growing on the vast expanses between Kaliningrad and Siberia. The park has over a million trees, shrubs and perennial herb plants, including unique types on the Moscow endangered list, such as the globeflower, marsh-marigold and white snakeroot.
Zaryadye Park’s new hours:
— Monday: 2−10 pm, last entry at 9 pm. Pavilions open from 2 pm to 8 pm;
— Tuesday through Sunday: 10 am–10 pm, last entry at 9 pm. Pavilions open from 10 am to 8 pm.