An inhabitant of a large city may find Novosibirsk difficult to adjust to: instead of a concrete jungle, this city is full of greenery. There are lots of parks, and even a genuine coniferous forest, a huge expanse of woodland with relict pines, mighty oaks, and picturesque maples, situated in the northwestern part of the city.
The locals love getting away from the bustle of the industrial city by going to Zaeltsovsky Park. Indeed, it is perfectly suited for recreation at any time of the year. For winter fun, it has a skating rink, cross-country ski trails, and a fairytale town of snow sculptures. For summer, there are bicycle and rollerblade rentals, an amusement park, and a high-rope course. And if you are in the mood for relaxing, you can catch a movie at the open-air theater or simply stroll along winding trails, breathing the pristine air.
For travelers with children, Zaeltsovsky Park is truly a godsend. For the bold and nimble, there is a rope park named Slabo (Dare). Younger kids can take a ride on the children's railroad, which will take them directly to another magnet for families, the Zoo.