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Park of 2800th anniversary of Yerevan is open

10.05.2019

The park dedicated to the 2800th anniversary of Yerevan has been opened after the reconstruction. The RA Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, Yerevan Mayor Hayk Marutyan, the RA Minister of Foreign Affairs Zohrap Mnatsakanyan, members of the Vardanyan family were present at the opening ceremony. The reconstruction was fulfilled by means of the Vardanyan family which spent USD 5 million 300 thousand to create this brand new park for the city. Accompanied by Karen and Mikael Vardanyans the officials toured about the park, familiarized themselves with the work done.

Mayor Marutyan expressed gratitude to the Vardanyans for the stunning gift given to Yerevan.
“Many people say that they want to do something for Yerevan. Dear co-citizens, if you want to make a present for Yerevan, build a new park or renovate the existing old ones, nothing more. The Vardanyan family assumed the costs for the maintenance and protection of the park during 99 years. I hope that other businessmen who really love Yerevan will follow this example”, noted the Mayor.

 

About the park

 

Nearly 250 species of unique trees have been planted in the park. The green zone was nearly doubled. Old and sick trees were cut down. 24-hour system of automatic drip irrigation was installed. The fountain of the park has 2800 jets. 5420 square metres of the area were tiled with seven sorts of granite stone depicting the ornaments of old Armenian carpets. In the centre of the park there is the map of Yerevan made of pink quartzite and surrounded with fountains. In four corners of the fountain complex and in the centre there are five bronze water statues. Bronze sculptures of an ox and a lion made in Urartian style are situated in the park. There are also 76 stylish benches, 62 litter bins of original design and 126 lanterns in the park.
The park of Yerevan’s 2800th anniversary belongs to Yerevan. Any commercial activity is forbidden in the territory of the park.

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