The Source of the Don River is located in the Northern part of the Middle Russian Upland, at an altitude of about 180 m above sea level in the city of Novomoskovsk. It is officially customary to consider a stream in the Children's Park to be the source of the Don River, where the Source of the Don Architectural Complex, which symbolizes the confluence of the Don River and the Shat River. In 1989, a monument created by the sculptor Smirnov and the architect Syromyatnikov appeared at the Source of the Don River. The Source of the Don River Monument is a sculpture of two boys on horses: one of them holds a bronze disk in his hand, a symbol of the Sun, which gives us the joy of life. Boys sitting on horses are reminiscent of the famous legend of the two brothers, the elder one Shat and the younger one Don. The Don River has a small stream at its source, makes its way through the Children's Park and runs to Yepifan.