Khabarovsk City Ponds are artificial ponds in the center of Khabarovsk. A cascade of three ponds appeared in the city in 1983, the year of the 125th anniversary of the founding of Khabarovsk. Ponds are divided by dams, which look like pedestrian walkways from above.
Khabarovsk ponds filled with water from the river Plyusninka, which previously flowed in the center of the city, and then was enclosed in a pipe. In the late 1990's the area around the ponds was improved, fountains were made and lighting was launched, which creates a festive mood in the dark. There also were attractions and playgrounds here. Each of the ponds in the cascade has its own name. So, the former Lower pond is now called "Michinoku Bank Pond" - in honor of the Japanese financial institution, business partner of the Khabarovsk Krai. Along the pond there are steles of Khabarovsk's twin cities and bronze figurines of the characters of the fairy tale "The Bremen Town Musicians". There is a cafe in the Middle pond where it is customary to celebrate weddings. One can also rent a boat or catamaran here. The embankment of the Upper pond is decorated with figures of Soviet cartoon characters. Concerts of classical music and light music performances are held here.