Bitsa Park

One of the largest natural parks in Moscow

Bitsevski Park. «Bitsa» rest zone.
pinterest button

The park, traversed by the Chertanovka River and the Bitsa River, sprawls for some 10 km from north to south and covers the area of 18 square kilometres.

Chertanovki riverbed near the Bald Mountain. Bitsa forest park
pinterest button Chertanovki riverbed near the Bald Mountain. Bitsa forest park Varnav, Public Domain

The park is elongated from the north to the south and is bounded by Balaklavsky Avenue from the north.

Nature

The park is home to more than 500 species of plants, including lindens, oaks, and fine firs, planted by Mikhail Katkov's son at his family manor in the 19th century.

Bitsevski Park. «Bitsa» rest zone.
pinterest button Bitsevski Park. «Bitsa» rest zone. A.Savin, CC BY-SA 3.0

33 species of mammals and 78 species of birds have been registered in the park.

Events

The grounds of the park contain the Museum of Paleontology, as well as the 18th-century country estates of Uzkoye and Znamenskoye-Sadki and the reconstructed estate of Yasenevo. They skirt the Bitsa horse-riding complex which was built for the 1980 Olympic Games.

Useful Information

Bitsevski Park
Russian: Битцевский парк

Admission

free

Opening hours

  • 24/7

Contacts

Chertanovo Yuzhnoye District, Yasenevo, Moscow