Central Park after Maxim Gorki
Gyumri’s Gorki (Central) park is located in the heart of the town, where the Gayi Street starts. It is a nice green large area both with walking alleys and children amusement facilities. Besides the amusement attractions, you can find many statues and monuments while walking through the park. The Greek styled white monument of vaults is the best place to take a picture and admire the Mother Armenia Statue standing nearly on a hill. The statue was created sculptors Ara Sargsyan, Yerem Vardanyan, and the architect is Rafik Yeghoyan. It was placed in the south-western part of the city in 1975.
From the white vaults you can also see the Shirak stadium, which is the official stadium of the region and hosts all matches happening in Shirak province. The city team is called “Shirak” which was founded in 1958. Shirak is a 4 times Armenia Premier League champion, 2 times Armenia Cup winner, and 4 times Armenian Super Cup winner.