Park (Парк Победы)
Formerly a large wasteland cut by a deep gully, this
huge park stretches along the west side of Shevchenko
Avenue (Шевченко проспект). It was once named Lenin
Park, and was opened on April 22nd, 1960, the ninetieth
anniversary of Lenin's birth.
five hundred different species of trees and shrubs
have been planted here. At the lowest spot of the
park is a large artificial dry pond with fountains
to the Shevchenko Avenue (Шевченко проспект) is Friendship
Alley, Drujby Alle-ya (дружбу аллея). During the Soviet
Union, trees were planted by representatives from
other hero cities, Kiev, Leningrad, Moscow, and Sevastopol.
here for more on Odessa the Hero City) Trees were
also planted by representatives of Odessa's twin-towns:
Marseilles, Varna, Segled, Yokohama, Vancouver and
Genoa. Cosmonauts Valery Bykovsky and Greorgy Shonin
also planted trees here.