Parks of Santiago

In the historic center and its surroundings, there are a series of green areas that invite you to enjoy the public spaces of Santiago.

Quinta Normal Park

 

Founded in 1841, it was one of the city’s limits. It´s as big as 34.8 hectares, with nourished vegetation, a lagoon, museums and sports areas, being the ideal place to go about on foot or by bike.

Address

Avenida Matucana 520, entre Portales y Santo Domingo.
Hours

Tuesday to Sunday, 7.30 to 20.30 (Spring - Summer), 7.30 to 19.30 (Fall - Winter).
Entrance

Free

Park of the Family

 

Located in the commune of Quinta Normal, this park has a large lagoon generated with waters of the Mapocho River, accompanied by green areas, gardens, bike paths, amphitheater, synthetic grass courts, boats, trails and playgrounds.

Address

Presidente Balmaceda getting to Costanera Sur.

Hours

Tuesday to Sunday, 9.00 to 21.00 (Spring - Summer) and 9.00 a 18.00 (Fall - Winter).

Entrance

Free

O'Higgins Park

 

Opened as Cousiño Park in 1873, a century later it changed its name to O'Higgins. It has a lagoon, green areas, swimming pool, picnic areas, skate park, multipurpose stadium (Arena Santiago) and an amusement park (Fantasilandia).

Address

Avenida Viel, between Tupper and Rondizzoni.

Hours

Tuesday to Sunday, 8.30 to 20.00 in Winter and 8.30 to 21.00 in the summer.

Entrance

Free

Almagro Park

 

Located on Santa Isabel Street, between San Diego and Dieciocho, this park is a meeting point for students and residents of the sector. The book neighborhood, Paseo Bulnes and the monumental Parroquia del Santísimo Sacramento stand out in its vicinity.

Address

Santa Isabel between San Diego y Dieciocho.

Hours and Entrance

Free access

Los Reyes Park

 

Created in 1991, it starts at the Estación Mapocho Cultural Center and it extends along the Mapocho River heading west, with beautiful green areas, sports fields, children’s games and a skate park.

Address

Presidente Balmaceda, between Estación Mapocho and Renato Poblete Fluvial Park.

Hours and Entrance

Free access.

Forestal park

 

Taking a walk under the age old trees that inhabit this park is a must in Santiago. From Plaza Italia one can walk to Estación Mapocho along this park, passing by the Bellas Artes Museum and the Contemporary Art Museum.

Address

Cardenal José María Caro, between Plaza Italia and Estación Mapocho.

Hours and Entrance

Free access.

Huelén Santa Lucía Hill

 

Icon of the city that rises in the historic center, was called Huelén before the Spanish invasion. It has terraces, trails, green areas, viewpoints, French style squares and a tourist information office that makes tours of the hill.

Address

Quadrant between Avenida Libertador Bernardo O’Higgins, Santa Lucía, Victoria Subercaseaux y Merced.

Hours

Monday to Sunday, 9.00 a 19.00.

Entrance

Free

San Borja Park

 

With several sculptures in its interior, this park is an oasis a few steps from Plaza Italia. It has recreational spaces that invite students and workers to a moment of rest under old trees.

Address

Calle Carabineros de Chile with Jaime Eyzaguirre.

Hours

Monday to Sunday, 06.15 to 20.00 (Winter) and 06.15 to 21.00 (Summer).

Entrance

Free.

Metropolitan Park

 

It is the largest urban park in Chile. It is made up of the San Cristóbal, Chacarillas, Pyramid and Bosque Santiago hills. It has funicular, cable car, trails, sports areas, cultural sites, viewpoints, picnic areas, swimming pools and an animal prison.

Address

Pío Nono 450.

Hours

Tuesday to Sunday, 10.00 to 21.00 in Summer and 10.00 to 18.00 in Winter, including long weekends and festivities.

Entrance

Free for pedestrians.

Balmaceda Park

 

Originally it was the Japanese Park, name that for World War II was changed to Great Britain and then to Balmaceda. When walking it, its beautiful design stands out, a literary cafe and the Racamalac or Condell Bridge, where the sunset of Santiago is contemplated.

Address

Avenida Providencia from Plaza Italia to Torres de Tajamar.

Hours and Entrance

Free access.

Bustamante Park

 

In this beautiful park there are children's games, exercise facilities, a literary cafe, bike paths and spaces for the development of cultural activities. We highlight a skating rink where skaters, cyclists and roller-skaters do acrobatics.

Address

General Bustamante from Avenida Providencia to Avenida Francisco de Bilbao.

Hours and Entrance

Free access

Inés de Suárez Park

 

Marked by its corridor of palm trees, children’s games, pet outing areas, family picnics and sports activities such as ping-pong, soccer and basketball, this attractive park is located in the heart of Providencia.

Address

Avenida Francisco Bilbao, between Antonio Varas and Marchant Pereira

Hours

Monday to Sunday, 8.00 to 21.00

Entrance

Free

Sculptures Park

 

It is an open air museum where you can find the work of renowned national aritsts. It is ideal to rest in its green areas and listen to the sound of the Mapocho River, the city’s vanishing point. 

Address

Avenida Santa María 2205.

Hours

Monday to Sunday, 8.30 to 20.00 (Except when they have events).

Entrance

Free

Portales Park

 

In this historic park, in the 19th century, they used to do chilean horse races, where the horseman would ride holding on to the animal’s hair, no saddle. Now a days, it receives cultural activities and open fairs.

Address

Avenida Portales, between Matucana and García Reyes.

Hours and entrance

Free access

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