Soviet architecture philosophers saw Minsk as a green city. They designed a water-and-parks belt or the “lungs of the city”, naturally built into the natural environment. However, some of those plots were recently given to investors from Russia, Asia and Latin America. The Minsk parks often suffer tree-chopping acts like it happened on Peking Hotel construction site and Kempinksi site across Gorky Park in central Minsk.

The parks and green areas in Minsk are taken care of by .