Landscape cultivation project of the «Recreation tract «Korostyshiv Canyon» and prospects for the creation of a geopark

Keywords: planning, geopark, Zhytomyr region, tourism, quarry, zoning for recreation


The purpose of this article was to highlight the prospects of using the «recreation- al tract «Korostyshivskyi Canyon» for recreational and tourist purposes. Due to most of the world’s leading countries’ policies aim to manage the sustainable development of tourist destinations, preserving the integrity of the environment was the basis of the improvement measures. By maintaining a balance between the use and protection of the landscape. Through such mechanisms as taking into account the orographic features of the area for arranging zones of active and passive activity, as well as studying the quarry’s attractiveness and its possible inclusion as one of the objects in the regional geopark. The creation and operation of which could be developed based on the existing quarries of the city of Korostyshiv (Korostyshivskyi quarry, «recreational tract «Korostyshivskyi canyon», Raikhove lake, «Vysoky Kamen» quarry). In view of the fact that the object described in the article is in the communal property of the city of Korostyshiv, the interests of the local authorities regarding this place and the residents of the city were taken into account when devel- oping the measures. As a result, functional zoning was developed, making it possible to allocate zones for certain types of activities, considering their current state of preservation. The implementation of the proposed project assumes that the territory will act not only as an additional stimulus for the local budget but will also be able to expand the range of services and change public awareness of environmental support. The perspective of the proposed project is that this area will be less burdened by tourists, due to the functioning of the infrastructure, which will ensure comfort for visitors and safety for nature. Also, one of this work’s goals was to form a comprehensive image of the geological object among tourists, by installing information and reference boards and laying eco-trails. The selected quarry is an excellent site for recreation, which, with proper use of resources and presentation of the geological heritage, will make it comfortable to visit and recognizable among other places in the region.

Author Biographies

Oleg Y. Gryniuk
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv, Ukraine
Serhii I. Uliganets
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv, Ukraine
Ulyana Y. Shynkarenko
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv, Ukraine


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How to Cite
Gryniuk, O., Uliganets, S., & Shynkarenko, U. (2023). Landscape cultivation project of the «Recreation tract «Korostyshiv Canyon» and prospects for the creation of a geopark. Journal of Geology, Geography and Geoecology, 31(4), 601-615.