The source of the Don is located in the northern part of the Middle Russian Upland, at an altitude of about 180 m above sea level in the town of Novomoskovsk. It is officially considered to be the source of the Don stream in the children's park, where it is installed in the architectural complex «Istok Dona», which symbolizes the interflowing of the Don and Shat rivers. In 1989, a monument appeared at the source of the Don, created by the sculptor Smirnov and the architect Syromyatnikov. The Monument "Istok Don" is a sculpture of two boys on horseback: one of them holds a bronze disk in his hand - a symbol of the Sun, which gives us the joy of being. Boys sitting on horses resemble the well-known legend of the two brothers,elder Shata and younger Don. Don starts his own small stream, makes his way along the Children's Park and runs to Epifani.