• 6 MAY PARK
  • AQUARIUM
  • DOLPHINARIUM
  • ZOOCORNER
  • SWIMMING WITH DOLPHINS
  • CAROUSELS
  • THE SHOW

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PARK HISTORY

The first of these was a garden, whose construction began in 1881. The idea belongs to the district at that time the military governor, General - Major A.I. Smekalov. The place for the park was chosen the South - East coast of “Nurigeli” lake. According to the archive materials, the plan for the park construction was approved at the same year by the Caucasus governor. The park construction was entrusted to the Prussian gardener Resler, who signed the 10 year contract in this regard. According to the contract, first 5 years of the contract duration was dedicated to the “cutting” of the garden, which consisted of two parts: park and garden. There should be considered the paths for coaches and pedestrians. Resler should plant the 1, 2, 5 and 10 year lifetime plants, fir trees and decorative ones, cypresses as well. He should look after the trees along with his assistant Reier.

Despite the difficulties the works were progressing quickly. The city was waiting for the visit of Emperor and the royal family. In the shortest period of time, the park territory was cleaned from wild plants, the alleys and evergreen plant were planted, and special fence was built. Garden chairs were settled around the lake.

On the 4th of June, 1884, gardener Resler died and the park construction was stopped for a year. Exactly after a year, on the 4th of June, 1885, the French gardener M. Delphons was invited for 5 years in purpose for completing the park and newly established boulevard.

On the 25th of September, 1888, the Russian Emperor arrived to Batumi. He was astonished with the garden beauty and even planted some trees along with his family. The Emperor Alexander III planted Magnolia grandiflora, The Empress Maria planted Cedar tree, and Prince Nicolas II planted the Chinese Cinengamia. Due to this fact the park was named “Alexander Garden”.

From 1889 the city development was undertaken by N.Tkebuchava, who invited the Nikitin Collage graduate A. Khoshtaria as a gardener. For that time the garden total square was 780002 m. Later the garden management was entrusted to I. Gordeziani and I. Lionidze.

In 1932 the city park became the culture and recreation park, and a year later, in 1933, according to the decision of Batumi Workers City Council Executive Committee the park was named as “Children’s Park” and later “Pioneers’ Park”.

In 1933 was finished the construction of Greek style colonnades. In the middle of them was erected the statue of First Ajarian female pilot Fadiko Gogitidze, who heroically died during World War II at the age of 24.

In 1936 was appointed the first park director Shalva Makacaria, who contributed much to the park material and educational basis development. In 1938 here was built the summer theater, so called “Green Theater”. Here were performed the consorts, meetings, performances. Later within park were opened the song and dance studios, which later became the Ensembles. And the first carousel was installed in 1947. In 1967 was installed the “Russian Swings”, and in 1968 the “Chain Carousel”. Hundreds of plants were added to the flowerbeds and squares.

In 1960 Batumi shipbuilding factory gifted a small comfortable ship “Pioneer” to the park. By this time there was the “Young Sailors Circle” within the park, and the members of the park were studying the navigation, mechanical maintenance of ships, and drafting the sea maps at the “Pioneer” ship. Latter famous captains: T. Makatsaria, G.Svanidze, N.Mkhatvari and others were members of the “Young Sailors Circle”, where they shared the love of sea and ships.

It is significant to mention the “Tsitsinatela” chess club acting at the basis of the park, founded in 1962. The club has brought up such famous chess players and World Champion as Diana Darchia and European Champions: Salome Melia, Nino Mikadze and others.

On April, 2004, at the G. Kasparov School-Academy tournament the “Tsitsinatela” chess club gained the II place, and a young chess player Salome Kekelidze gained the I place. Club’s frequent visitors are famous chess players: N. Gafrindashvili, M. Chiburdzanuidze, N. Aleksandria, A. Azmaiparashvili, N. Jukova, and G.Kasparov. The cypresses planted by them are decorating the “Chess players Alley”.

“Young Naturalists’ Circle” members were breeding the different plants, caring the seedlings and later planting in the park.

The park counted 15 different clubs and circles and all were for the children educational development, as well as supporting to development of their talents and hobbies.

In 2006-2007 the park was reconstructed and currently the total square of the park is 16ha. The park’s soil was refilled, new layers of the decorative grass were plated, and new kinds of trees were planted. The innovation was the English paths arrangement in the park. Other works included the lake coast was firming works, new willow trees; new harbor was built, for the children were installed new attractions and Zoo.

From 2006, According to the Batumi Municipality decision the “School Children’s Park” was renamed as “6 May Park”. The territory of the park currently is 157641 m2.

The educational and entertainment centers are complexly joined in the park, here are: dolphinarium, show aquarium, zoo corner, kids’ attractions. The Solar clock is a good guide for time finding, decorative so called “Stone Fountain” is pleasure for eyes and simply the boating on the lake is the best relaxation along with the shedding under the trees.

The park is rich in monuments as well: the statues of Israpil Jincharadze, David Kldiashvili and memorial stand for the victims of the 9th of April tragedy.

Annually the park is hosting different national and international celebrations.

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