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Great place to relax in the city.

Quito started off as a place we had to go to before the Galapagos. But the Old Town was wonderful... read more

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
A Place for Families

This park is such a gift for the people of Quito. There are soccer fields, volleyball courts... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jennifer G
Nashville, Tennessee
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Reviewed yesterday

Quito started off as a place we had to go to before the Galapagos. But the Old Town was wonderful on a walking tour and then in our spare time we went to this park. We had a general look around and then went to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank chillipepper0713
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This park is such a gift for the people of Quito. There are soccer fields, volleyball courts, paddle boats, bike ramps and paths, walking trails, concerts and other entertainment, food vendors, a botanical garden, etc.. The park is heavily utilized by couples and families. Such...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jennifer G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our hotel was close by so we didn't have to get from Old Town to this park. It's a beautiful park and there's a lot to see. We went to the Botanical Gardens and I'm so happy that we did. I feel the Orchid houses...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Navajo_Globetrotter
Reviewed 29 October 2018

The Parque itself is good, especially the fact that there are so many facilities and they are well used. The Botanical Gardens are the highlight, though, and we spent a very happy three hours there. The orchid house is great and the gardens generally lovely....More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Diomedia
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

We visited this large central park on Sunday. The activities in this park are astonishing, from basketball, football, running track, lazy river water run, children's play park, family picnic area, vendors and on, this park was packed with families taking advantage of a spectacular sunny...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank carolelovestravel
Reviewed 3 October 2018

We walked from a bakery near the park, down to the Casa Cultural, through the park. The southern part is quite nice, with fountains, man made waterways, bridges, sculptures, and boats for rent. Also play areas for kids, so I imagine a good place to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Kay64
Reviewed 25 September 2018

Liked the park but really enjoyed the botanical garden. Only $3.50 per adult, totally worth it. Only wish more descriptions were in English. It was a peaceful and beautiful respite from the busy, noisy, and somewhat dirty city. We spent about 1.5 hours there, almost...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank oregongal109
Reviewed 25 August 2018

My husband learned about Parque la Carolina when searching for good places to run in Quito, and I am so glad we visited! We took a cab to the entrance near the BMX track and ran around the park, with a detour to the center...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Nina B
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

We spent most of our afternoons here with our 2 young boys. It’s a fantastic place. We were in an Airbnb about 5mins away and it was a delight to have this expansive area on our doorstep. We would sightsee in the mornings and play...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank LynseyC
Reviewed 31 July 2018

This park holds both the Botonical Garden and the Museum of Natural Science of Ecuador. The museum is small and only has one floor but contains excellent exhibits of insects, a large dinosaur skeleton, frogs. The botanical garden is next store to the museum in...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Response from Alexandra V | Reviewed this property |
I believe it's open all year, but if you plan to go on a monday or a holliday I would check their Facebook pages.
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