Tashkent Parks

Tashkent Parks and Gardens

Tashkent is a very green city and it is easy to notice especially when walking in the streets of the central parts.  Most of the parks are already old from the Soviet era but there are also several new green areas next to the rapidly developing areas of Tashkent. The green space occupies almost 50% of the city’s territory though quite a lot of it is hidden inside private courtyards. There is nevertheless a lot of greenery to be explored for tourists and local residents as well.

Navoi National Park

Alisher Navoi National Park is located in the Chilanzar district of Tashkent, near Almazar Street, west from the city center. It used to be the largest city park in the country and occupies an area of 65 hectares, of which 9 hectares are designated for water bodies. Since its establishment, the place has become a popular recreation area for residents of Tashkent. Man-made lakes, canals and fountains, cafes, and ornamental gardens appear to cool the air in the hot summer months, which makes it a pleasant place to relax or for a picnic. 

The park has good landscaping and a large number of cut grass lawns, fountains and flower beds. There are also administrative and cultural institutions, such as the Wedding Palace, Abulkasym Madrasah, Istiklol Palace of Arts and Oliy Majlis (Parliament). In the very heart of the park, stands a monument of the Uzbek poet Alisher Navoi.

Navoi park in Tashkent with parliament in the background

Photo by amsund 

Tashkent Japanese Garden

The Japanese Garden in Tashkent, located north from the center of Tashkent, near the metro station “Badamzar. It has become one of the most magical sights of the bustling city by offering solitude and peace, a kind of a Japanese island in the middle of a big Central Asian city. Inside the park, there are comfortable gazebos, a tea house, a lake, cozy wooden bridges, stone garden and a variety of birds that all strongly carry the Japanese flavor. 

If you are in Tashkent in the spring when the trees are blooming, make sure to check out this very well taken care park. Soft greens in the shade of blooming almonds will also make a great place for a picnic. 

Japanese garden in Tashkent
Japanese garden in Tashkent

Tashkent Japanese garden is also ideal for organizing a small picnic with your family or friends. Locals often organize wedding videos and photo sessions here.

Tashkent Central Park

Central park in Tashkent is named after Mirzo Ulugbek and it is one of the oldest and most famous amusement park of Tashkent. The park has been reconstructed twice in recent years, but still has kept its authenticity and special (partly Soviet)  appearance. Walking around the park you can see for example a miniature of the Eiffel tower, cute small colorful house shape shops, fountains and a large pond. During the warm summer days it is also a place for a variety of exhibitions and events.

Central park in Tashkent
Mirzo Ulugbek Central Park

Tashkent Seoul Park

Seoul Park in Tashkent is a gift from South Korea to Uzbekistan, designed with the aim of spreading South Korean culture, as well as a symbol of collaboration between the two countries. This green zone is made in the ancient Korean traditions: artificial ponds with bridges, neat flower beds, national buildings, wall decoration with drawings and hieroglyphs. Coming to the park you can experience a place with a meditative atmosphere and enjoy the calm walks in silence and contemplation of nature. A large bell stands in the center of the park as a symbol of friendship between the different camps of the world. The Seoul park was under renovation during the summer 2020. Entrance fee is 10 000 sum. 

seoul culture park in Uzbekistan
seoul, Korean culture park in Uzbekistan

Tashkent City park

Opened in 2019, Tashkent City Park is the largest park area in Uzbekistan. The amusement park is not for everyan example of a modern entertainment center that includes dancing fountains, wax figure museum and even a flying theater. 

It is located on Islam Karimov Street (formerly Uzbek street), next to the recently completed Hilton hotel and other high rise buildings. Tashkent city park is designed with a lot of greenery, running and cycling paths, a training ground, a basketball court and a 7D cinema. There are also couple of restaurants in the park and a very European looking shopping / pedestrian street at the west side of the park.

Tashkent city park fountain show in night time
tashkent city park
Tashkent city park

Ashgabat Amusement Park

Ashgabat Park in Tashkent was built in April 2018 in honor of the friendship between Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, therefore it received the same name as the Turkemistan’s capital. The park occupies an area of 12 hectares, including walking and amusement park zones. Uzbekistan’s tallest Ferris wheel is located here with air-conditioned cabins together with country’s only dolphinarium. An octagonal star and a horse are the main symbols of Turkmenistan, are often appears in architecture and decoration. 

Tashkent Botanical Garden

The Tashkent Botanical Garden has been named after academician Fyodor Nikolaevich Rusanov and is one of the largest gardens in the country. The park belongs to the structural division of the Institute of Plant Gene Pool of the Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan. Part of the park is occupied by the famous Tashkent Zoo. 

There you can find open-air greenhouses, Central Asian plants, European flora, plants of the Caucasus mountains, as well as China and North America. The exposition also includes medicinal plants, ornamental varieties of fruit trees and shrubs. Flowers are full of beauty and health here, which are characterized by growth in the tropical and subtropical climatic zone: papaya, giant furkreya, leaf-stemmed mullenbeckia, breadfruit, coffee tree and myrtle.

Tashkent botanical garden
Tashkent botanical garden

Tashkent "Magic City" Amusement park

Tashkent Magic Theme Park is an amusement park which offers a range of attractions and entertainment for visitors of all ages. From thrilling rides like roller coasters and carousels to more relaxed activities such as arcade games and live performances, Magic City provides a fun-filled experience for families and friends.

There is an aquanarium, indoor rides, kids playgroun, lifes perfermances, shops and restaurants and many more. The park is known for its vibrant atmosphere and colorful displays, making it a popular destination for locals seeking a magical escape from everyday life. 

Tashkent magic city amusement park

Tashkent canal and river areas

The canal and river areas are not exactly parks in Tashkent but they are increasingly popular locations for walks and even organized tours are being organized during the spring, summer and autumn periods. The very central area of Tashkent around the Chirchiq river is very green with fairly wide wildly growing areas surrounded by the more organized parks of Tashkent. Further South and Southwest the river turns into canals but the canal sides also have nice green areas to walk around and even man made waterfalls occasionally.

In the old town area the River Bozsu and Channels Bozsu and Chukartprik also offer green havens for walking trips and picnics by the water. Be aware that sometimes the way is blocked and you might need to wander off a little bit from the water and return back to it after some walking in the streets.

Autumn colors in the canal park in Tashkent
Canal area with pavement and park in Tashkent

Thanks for the photos amsund

Other green locations near Tashkent

Page updated 7.4.2024

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