On two islands in the Dnieper river, overlooking the Lavras (caves monastery), is Hydropark. It is an open-air playground including a fairground with bouncy castle and everything. Other odd options for entertainment are the bodybuilding gym with machines built from scrap metal, the sea of table tennis tables, and dance floor under shady trees. There are beer and shawarma stalls everywhere, fueling all the merry visitors. In summertime the river banks are enterprisingly turned into city beaches, which on sunny days can become ridiculously crowded with big babushkas in flower-printed swimming suits, vodka drinking macho men in speedos, and of course long-legged girls in skimpy bikinis - this is first class people-watching area.