One of the popular places for family vacations among Baku is considered to be the Park of Officers (рус. Парк Офицеров / aze. Zabitlər Parkı). There is always a free place where you can take a breath, relieve stress, relax, chat in a quiet and relaxing environment. And perennial trees not only create conditions for relaxation in the shade but also protect against the Baku wind.
The Officers` Park in Baku with an area of 4 hectares was laid out in the 40s of the last century. At that time it was called boulevard. After the end of World War II, the park bore the name of twice the hero of the Soviet Union, Azi Aslanov. It was laid in memory of the heroes who died in battles for their homeland against the German invaders.
The territory for a long time was in need of reconstruction and arrangement. And in 2009 the park was closed for repairs. And two years later – in 2011, the Baku Officers Park was opened. The opening took place on March 16 with the participation of President Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva.
Today Officers` Park in Baku is a favorite corner of Baku People. A new lighting system, a large fountain and several original bronze sculptures were installed here: a photographer tired of sitting on a bench near the fountain, a girl offering passers-by to buy a bunch of flowers, a chess player thinking about the next move.
Children really like the bronze sculpture depicting a girl jumping on one leg while playing the hopscotch, and the figures of the kids who frolic on the grass holding hands. But the most original and colorful way of bronze in the park is a cheerful and agile Baku teahouse against the backdrop of a large samovar. The teahouse is a master of his craft, he carries several glasses of armuda with tea in both hands.
In the warm season, many vacationers prefer to enjoy their favorite book, sitting comfortably on the grass. Mothers have picnics for their babies, play games. The joyful cries of children are heard on the playground, which, by the way, is equipped with a soft coating for safety. The stalls offer ice cream, balloons, and various toys. For older children, the park has an indoor ice rink with an area of 700 square meters. meters and an unusual “ice” cafe. By the way, there is more than one cafe here, in the park you can eat barbecue, gutaba and drink fragrant samovar tea in a teahouse, combining all this with a pleasant conversation in the fresh air. In the central part of the park there is a large gazebo where you can wait out the rain, enjoying the smell of wet grass and birdsong.
Source: Azertag News Agency