Parque La Carolina is a 165.5-acre (670,000 m²) park in the centre of the Quito central business district, bordered by the avenues Río Amazonas, de los Shyris, Naciones Unidas, Eloy Alfaro, and de la República.
This park started from the expropriation of the farm La Carolina in 1939. The design of the park was made by the Dirección Metropolitana de Planificación Territorial (DMPT). Pope John Paul II headed a great Catholic mass in the park during his visit to Ecuador in 1985, and a giant Christian cross has been built in this place.
|Monday||5:00 AM – 10:00 PM|
|Tuesday||5:00 AM – 10:00 PM|
|Wednesday||5:00 AM – 10:00 PM|
|Thursday||5:00 AM – 10:00 PM|
|Friday||5:00 AM – 10:00 PM|
|Saturday||5:00 AM – 10:00 PM|
|Sunday||5:00 AM – 10:00 PM|
Byron Padilla | May 30, 2018
This is the Ecuadorian version of NY Central Park, easy to get here, on weekends this is a family park. And on weekdays this is a training and sports place. Some professional minor leagues soccer teams train here. Public restrooms are available. Pets are allowed. This is a big park surrounded by the most important banking, financial areas. One of its limits is Av. Shyris which is the traditional Ave. For parades and festivities. All along the park there are parking lots.
Ovidio Luque | May 12, 2018
Big park in the middle of the city!!! Surrounded by Malls and lots of places and areas for playing sports. There's also a big area with pulling bars, and some tractors tires for you to do some exercises. I go there all the time for basketball. They have many courts and you can get to play pickup games.
Carlos Mendoza | Apr 19, 2018
Huge park in the middle of the city. Highly recommended passing by when you visit Quito. There are many attractions like an airplane, courts (football, tennis, etc...). Beautiful view of the buildings. Very fancy area. Loved it!
Nancy Miorelli | Apr 23, 2018
Great place whether you're a local or a tourist Theres the Vivarium - the reptile house and the Botanical gardens both in Parque Carolina. You can also paddle boat, there a skate park, lots of jungle gyms for the kids. It's a great place!
Carlos Andrés Botero | Dec 6, 2017
The park is the largest in Quito. Located in the north side of town, it seems that despite being surrounded by at least the shopping malls, the city preserved this green Oasis for it's people. There is a big lagoon neat the southern access, passed the roller skate park. There you can rent pedal boats for little cash. The earlier you visit the better, less public and more silence. The city's botanical garden is not expensive and quite well maintained. We'll recommended.
Freya Ralph | Jul 29, 2018
Lots to do - really friendly safe place, food is cheap. We went on the pedalos which were good fun and safe. Could also go to the shopping mall and the reptile house. Lots to do, worth having at least half a day there
Jim Bradford | Jul 3, 2018
Beautiful and large park with lots to do. Go to the north side on a weekend morning for Zumba or the ever present soccer games in the middle. There's plenty of vendors if you're hungry and there are many restrooms, usually 10-25 cents. There's a large running track in the middle. Add the South has a lagoon you can take a paddle boat in as well as a lot of food stalls and the botanical garden.
Cee Jones | Jul 20, 2018
La Carolina is the most AMAZING park!! It has fields/courts for EVERY sport you can think of!! I was blown away to find CLAY tennis courts that can be reserved for FREE!!
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