Park activities in Russia
Vorobyovy Gory, or Sparrow Hills, is the green hilly area south of the Moscow River, opposite the tip of the Khamovniki peninsula. This wooded hillside is a pleasant surprise, especially since it has been recently converted into an ecological park. Following the south shore of the Moscow River, the narrow strip of land contains a network of wooded trails and a sandy beach. An ecotrain runs along the bank of the river; otherwise you can rent bicycles or in-line skates at the southeastern entrance. From the river bank, the walking trails lead up to Universitetskaya pl, as does the ski lift.