Many kids enjoy skateboarding because they can constantly invent new tricks, often by combining two or more existing maneuvers. The launch ramps and fun boxes (obstacles, including launch and landing ramps, stairs, curbs, specially made for in-line skating and skateboarding tricks can be found in the skate park within the city park.
The versatility and angle of ramps and box construction allow skaters to practice and perform many different types of tricks.
Glimpses of the festivities
Brest Park is 100 years old now!
in the Brest City Park
on May 1, 2006
The park has undergone an all-out reconstruction before the centenary celebration. On May 1, 2006 it has been reopened, as it is named after the First of May Holiday. On that day, the weather was nice; many people came to the park.
It's a nice place to walk about. It features dozens of rare species of trees. The environment is perfect for recreation.
The Russian soldiers of Libava Regiment, who were stationed in this part of the city, laid out the park in 1906. Initially it covered 4 ha. Today it covers over 20 ha.
Now park visitors can enjoy a big disco club, an amusement park and 2 lovely ponds that are called here Lakes: Upper Lake and Lower Lake that are linked by a canal. Nice bridges span the canal.
New bridges span the canal and Nice new wrought-iron fences and railings gave a new look to the sites around the lakes.
The narrow canal connects Upper and Lower Lake. Water is slowly flowing down from Upper Lake to Lower Lake.
Kids are coming to the festivities in a toy train.
Festivities were a success for kids...
venders at holidays attract everyone.
Someone must have lost his "tiny" boot during a long walk or in acrowd!
The dancers are clad in costumes of the medieval times. Brest is about a millennium. Perhaps it saw such costumes in old ages.
Reenactments attract a lot of people.
The concert stage in the open air looks quite new after the recent reconstruction.
Much walking in the fresh air is healthy!
Lower Lake in winter
In winter the park alleys and lake shore often look desolate.
The lonely photographer's ad reminds of life.
In winter, mostly at weekends, the both lakes attract those who are fond of skating or just fun on the ice.
on the Lower Lake in winter
The trees (right) look heavily pollarded, but in spring you will not notice this.
Spring has come!
The canal that links both lakes is another attraction for those who rent padalboats on Upper Lake.
Views of Upper Lake around the year
The bridge links with Mermaid's island in the center of Upper Lake.
Glimpses of the Maslenitsa
(Farewell to Winter)
in the Brest City Park
Farewell fire is a must at the festival.
It warms up the earth and welcomes spring.
Maslenitsa and pole climbing are inseparable things!!
It is still frosty, yet brave guys are competing, who will climb up the pole and get the prize.
That is not easy to reach the prize. Any climbing technique is acceptable.
Yet most participants do not cope.
At last the prize is reached!
The crowd is greeting the winner...
...and the hero is returning back to the earth where the crowd is cheering him and is ready to warm him up.