Vorontsovsky park is a special place in the south-eastern part of Moscow. The location is named after a nobleman Fedor Voronets who was granted this area in the 16th century, and is has no connection to the famous Russian count's family. Vorontsovsky is one of the most picturesque parks in Moscow, with linden alleys, plenty of benches and wildlife represented by woodpeckers, squirrels and field mice. It also features a rather rare phenomenon for Russian park lanscaping, a multireservoir system of ponds. Those who prefer active rest may rent a boat, play table tennis and volleyball, or just spend time at a nice cafe. There are two large playgrounds for kids as well as a number of horses and ponies that you can ride with or without an instructor.