Dedaena Park

Dedaena Park

This park is located in Tbilisi, on the right bank of the Mtkvari River, near the Dry Bridge, and is popular among people of all ages, boasting a skate park, coveted green space, as well as recreational and entertainment facilities.

What Does Dedaena Park Have to Offer?

The park was first established after the Second World War. Years later, it would become a symbolic place for a major national movement. In 1977, the Supreme Council of the Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic (SSR) drafted a law that would strip the Georgian language of its status as a state language. Soon after, as a result, the Soviet government faced strong resistance and dissent from Georgian society. On 14 April 1978, a mass demonstration was held in the park, demanding the preservation of the status of the Georgian language. Consequently, the Soviet authorities had to swallow a bitter pill, retracting their attempt to revoke the official status of the Georgian language. 

In 1983, “Dedaena” (meaning “mother tongue”) monument by Elguja Amashukeli and Nodar Mgaloblishvili was erected in the garden. The monument depicts a young man thirsty for knowledge, reaching to the sky, and is also called the "Bell of Knowledge."

As of today, the concrete skatepark in the Dedaena Park is the only project in the region to meet international standards.

Moreover, the park is adapted to meet the needs of people with disabilities. Indeed, whenever you wish to escape from the chaos of the city and relax with friends and family, Dedaena Park offers welcome respite. After visiting the park, take a walk on the Dry Bridge and stop by its famous flea market where you can see every imaginable souvenir and antique for sale. The Public Service Hall is also just downriver from the park, and this is one of the best examples of Tbilisi's modern architecture.   

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