Sofiyivka park founded in 1796 by the owner of the town of Uman Polish magnate Stanislav Potocki named after his wife Sophia Witt-Potocki and presented to her birthday on the day in May 1802. The author of topographical and architectural design and construction manager of the park was designated a Polish military engineer Ludwig Metzel, and all work performed in the park directly fortress of Uman. The park was created in nearly treeless terrain, divided the river Kamenka, ravines and canyons that cut into the granite often come to the surface. When you create a terrain park skillfully used, but not to the plan. In the process of completion of work in some areas were planted local and exotic plants drevesnokustarnikovye, but then constructed the first architectural and created jewelry in the form of antique statues.