Outdoor Gym information
Kyiv's quirkiest sight might just be Hydropark's giant, makeshift gym. The machines here are cobbled together from used truck parts and salvaged scrap metal. It's a testosterone-fuelled affair, although you'll usually see one or two women amid the muscle. On weekends and summer evenings the gym is packed. Beware: the sight of hundreds of sweaty dudes in Speedos pumping primitive iron could be a little off-putting. To get here, cross the footbridge and bear right. Next to the outdoor gym is a gymnastics zone that sees surprisingly competent amateurs swinging from horizontal bars.