There are 150 hectares of greenery, lakes, paths and forests, although for most people the territory here is limited to 3 lakes, an arbor on the island and a path leading to the entrance. Guys, Feofaniya Park is a huge complex, here one can find enough space for biking, swimming and other leisure activities!You are able to take a bike for hire and make a trip in Feofaniya Park, The nearest rental stations are : VDNKhandPirogovo, Pirogovo rental location, keep in mind that it would be better to call them in advance. For orientation purposes, study the map, we suggest you two options: the first map is made with the help of Yandex-maps, the second – map is taken from the stand in the parkPlease note, that the entrance to the park is paid, and there are several official entrances (point 1 and point 8), but there is also an unofficial free entrance, it is marked on the map as point 7,so you can take this opportunity to pay no money. But since the entrance fee is almost token, we can start the trip from the main entrance.
СAccording to Wikipedia this place was mentioned for the first time in 1471 as Lazarevschyna; Then it belonged to a Kiev manager named Khodiki. This name is believed, to take its origin from a certain monk and beekeeper, named Lazar. The modern name of the area has existed since 1803 - it was when the first Kiev Vicar, Bishop Theophan (Shiyanov), settled here and he was given a plot of land for improvement.
In 1919 this territory functioned as the suburban Soviet state farm, in 1972 Feofaniya tract was declared a park, from 1992 the territory was given the status of a government designated park, which belongs to the "Feofaniya" conservatory of the National Academy of Science of Ukraine.
Point 1 So, the park starts with a wonderful well-groomed alley, a pleasant green lawn, oaks, beautiful plants, benches and magnificent views of the cascade of lakes and the monastery.
In the middle of the alley you can take the right turn and enter the forest, this is the shortest way to the lower, 5-th lake. This lake is the largest and the most remoted from the main part of the park.
Point 2 Probably for that reason it is customary for visitors to swim in it and to have picnics on the grass. On a hot, sunny day, this is really a good place to have a rest
By the way, ladies, can swim either with or without clothes:
Further along the route there are the 4th and the 3rd lakes, here you will see not so many people wishing to swim, but these lakes are as well picturesque and visited
Point 3 Lake No 2 is located opposite the central part of the park. On a vast glade you can restore your energy by tasting local cuisine,
You also may sunbathe, play badminton or volleyball, There are two sources:
Point 4 Nicholas Source and the St. Michael Source
Point 5The most remarkable feature of this place is a small island with an arbor, that is considered one of the symbols of the park. Wedding couples often have their photos taken here.
Opposite the arbor there are two more sites for photography, a figured snag and a bench of love:
Further along the route there are Lake No.1 and a forest path, leading to the source of Saint Panteleimon
Point 6 The Source, and the Cathedral of Feofaniya are named after St. Panteleimon. Residents of the surrounding area often come here to get water. If you go up from the source to the hill, then you reach the free entrance to the park- Point 7
Point 8 Further along the asphalt road it is possible to get to the monastery, here is also another official entrance to the Feofaniya Park