Michurinsk amusement park is more than 160 years old. It is one of the oldest parks in Russia. It was established by the highest decree of Emperor Nicholas I. Signed on July, 8th, 1847, the decree had a specific date when the park was to be founded.
It was never easy to receive the monarch’s resolution and that’s why the governor of Kozlov asked the civil governor of Tambov to help establish the public garden. He wrote that many members of the gentry had agreed to contribute to the initial planting and to provide flowers and trees. The governor reported to Minister for Home Affairs Petrovsky who informed the emperor himself. The arrangement of the garden started in spring of 1848 but after a big fire when the garden stood in the way of property evacuation, it was relocated to the other side of the road where it is located today.
Academician N. Vavilov, Nobel Prize laureate P. Cherenkov and film director A. Dovzhenko used to have strolls along the alleys of the park. The military brass band of the 39th Tomsk infantry regiment quartered in Kozlov with M. Zeldin as its bandmaster played here at the beginning of the 20th century. Famous artist P. Orlenev, illusionist E. Kio preformed on the stages here in Kozlov in the 20s of the 20th century. I. Michurin’s scientific accomplishments were publicly presented here for the first time at the uyezd agricultural exhibition in 1921.
The rides and amusements available in the park are “The Little town”, “The Little bell”, “The Space”, “The Helicopters”, “The Sun”, “The Boats”, “The little mushroom” and the Ferris wheel.