Yerevan parks are the top green destinations for locals and travelers. They have always fostered Armenian tourism due to abundance of trees, flowers, miles of green lawns, playgrounds and other leisure facilities. They are still the best places for you and your family to enjoy peace and quiet after a long day of sightseeing.
Going out to a nice park when the weather is at its best is priceless.
Residents of Yerevan also share this opinion and never miss the chance to escape to Yerevan parks for refreshing their batteries by getting a breath of fresh air, strolling under the trees or lying in the sun.
During springtime, as the weather starts to warm up, more and more Armenians head to their favorite parks in Yerevan to get in touch with nature.
If Yerevan’s on your list of this year’s summer travel plan, you too join the crowd at the best parks in Yerevan and find peace away from the busy streets.
Here are 5 of our favorite parks in Yerevan in random order. Enjoy and make sure to add these parks to your must-see list while you’re in town.
Yerevan Parks #1: Lovers’ Park
Looking for a Yerevan park where you can unwind after a long day of sightseeing? Then “Lovers’ Park” in Yerevan is the right place for you.
“Lovers’ Park” is located on Baghramyan Avenue, adjacent to the National Assembly and the Presidential Residence.
The park is just a 15-minute walk from the Opera House. But if you are so frazzled that even 15 minutes seems eternity after a long day of touring and sightseeing, you can just reach your destination by metro as the Marshal Baghramyan metro station is located near the park.
This year-round open park with NO entrance fee is not only for loving hearts, but for children, adults and the old who come here to relax, enjoy the good weather and experience nature at its best.
The park has a lot of cozy corners where you can sit and talk, listen to birds singing, take a stroll around and take magnificent pictures of the small lake surrounded by a channel of trees.
Cozy and Calm Café, Nice Amphitheatre and Lots of Wedding Photoshoots
When you have taken enough pictures, you can have a refreshing drink at “Achajour” café which serves delicious sandwiches and desserts.
By the way, “Lovers’ Park” is one of the favorite places for Armenian brides and grooms who prefer to have a professional wedding photo shoot at “Lovers’ Park”
So, don’t get surprised to encounter a lot of happy couples at “Lovers’ Park” on their special day.
Lovers’ Park, with a small central Amphitheater, is also a great place to take part in Armenian national holidays, feasts, open air movie screening of the Golden Apricot International Film Festival, open-air reading, music festivals, cultural and artistic events, many exhibitions and live concerts.
In a word, the Lovers’ Park is an ideal place to escape from the stress of daily life and unwind in its peaceful surroundings.
Yerevan Parks #2: Tumanyan Park
Dear tourists in case your tour guide or Armenian acquaintances recommend you to spend a day out in “Tumanyan Park”, just trust them. And don’t forget to follow our advice.
- Work out or do a bit of morning yoga in “Tumanyan Park,
- go there with your favorite book,
- lie on the grass,
- come here for a picnic with friends on a beautiful summer day,
- take a relaxing stroll or move faster by cycling, skating or skateboarding,
- show off your football or basketball skills in a nicely designed playing fields
- just sit back, put your feet up and admire the breathtaking view of Tumanyan Park watching how the sun goes down.
Just imagine, you are relaxing, breathing fresh air and soaking up the sun, while your kids are having a great time in the playground, doing somersaults and eating ice-cream. What else do you need for real happiness and peace?
“Tumanyan Park” which is maintained and managed by Tumo Center for Creative Technologies (free of charge digital media learning center) is equipped with a range of sports and recreational facilities, including a basketball court and a football field.
By the way, this is the place where world-renowned Armenian rock musician Serj Tankian had a great open-air concert for his compatriots during Tumo’s grand opening in 2011.
Yerevan Parks #3: Saryan Park
“Saryan Park” is one of the coziest and tranquil parks in the heart of Yerevan that has become a popular meeting place for both locals and tourists.
The park is named after Martiros Saryan, the greatest Armenian artist of the 20th century. So, it comes as no surprise that you will see a marble statue of Saryan in the center of the park surrounded by Armenian artists who display their masterpieces on weekends.
So, in case you want to take a little piece of Armenia with you and wake up every morning gazing at the unique painting with an Armenian landscape on your bedroom wall, you already know where to go.
Make sure, whenever you like a certain painting, Armenian artists will quickly feel it. Approaching you, they will introduce the long description of that particular item.
They will do it in such a professional and persuasive way that you will buy the painting without much deliberation.
Now it’s time for you to sit and follow the instructions of an Armenian artist who is working on your portrait.
After sitting a long time in the same pose without back support, you must feel a bit tired. But now you have your portrait and it is a great reason to “celebrate” your purchase with a mug of beer or a cup of coffee. So, where to go? Of course, “Kaziryok” which is in the neighborhood of “Saryan Park”.
Thanks to its location and positive atmosphere “Kaziryok” is a hotspot for the most talented Armenian actors, musicians, singers, TV personalities, tourists who come here to have “afterwork beers” or just to relax.
Yerevan Parks #4: Victory Park
Ruling out “Victory Park” from our today’s list is like speaking about American parks and totally forgetting about “Disneyland”.
Yes, “Victory Park” is the biggest and the best amusement park in the entire country for children, for adults, and for the whole family.
There are many practical reasons to escape to “Victory Park” in hot summer days. The park is in a green forested area and has an artificial lake, several cafes, various roller coasters, merry-go-rounds and a museum (Military Museum of the Ministry of Defense of Armenia).
Thanks to these factors a lot of people cannot imagine a week going by without visiting “Victory Park”.
As summer is coming soon, dear parents you have to think over effectively organizing your kids’ days.
But is there any better thing to do than to visit an amusement park? Of course there is not. When in Yerevan, do not forget to stop by “Victory Park”. Your kids will definitely thank you for an amazing day.
The Park is especially crowded on May 9, when thousands of residents of Yerevan celebrate the Victory Day. You too join the crowd, relax and have an unforgettable time.
Yerevan Parks #5: Winter Park
Yerevan, winter… The temperature is below 0 0C and you don’t have any desire to go out in this snowy weather.
The only thing you want is the perfect combination of a hot cup of tea, an interesting book and a cozy seat right in front of the fireplace.
Suddenly you receive a call. It is your friend telling that there is a great Winter Park in Yerevan with skating rink and slides.
What to do? Of course, forget about tea, book, fireplace and stuff like that. Just quit sulking, wrap up in warm winter clothes and head to this fairytale-like Winter Park.
Here you will be welcomed by Santa Claus and his elves. You will enjoy the ice-hills, ice-rink, festive Christmas atmosphere and feel the magical spirit of Lapland.
Don’t forget to take your kids with you. If you don’t have any yet, don’t worry! In Winter Park, you will feel like a child again.
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