Parks and Recreational areas
Metropolitan Park (Sector El Batán) - walks, mountain
biking, horseback riding, picnics, camping, basketball,
volley ball and soccer fields.
Parque Itchimbía - Offers on weekends:
Tai-Chi, Saturday & Sundays 07h30
Reiki, Saturdays 10h00
Yoga, Sundays 08h00
La Carolina Park (Ave. Amazonas and Shyris, between Naciones
Unidas and República) - basketball, volleyball and
tennis courts and football fields. Cycling, athletic track,
playground equipment, cultural events center.
Ecological Park of Machángara - cycling, playground
equipment, lookout, trekking.
Women and Children's Park (Ave. Mariana de Jesús
frente a condominios La Granja) - basketball, volleyball
and football fields, playground equipment, picnics.
This waterfront park revives the relation between the city and its namesake the Río Guayas.
Malecón 2000 Norte:
Área de Juegos, IMAX, Jardines, MAAC, Plaza del Vagón
Malecón 2000 Sur:
Centro Comercial, Mercado Sur, Plaza Olmedo
More information: www.malecon2000.org
Guayaquil Historical Park
Located on the River Daule, this eight hectare park is surrounded by mangroves and other native tree species. The buildings are replicas of early 20th century Guayaquilean structures. The park is also rich in native flora and fauna.
Parque Forestal (Next to the Civic Center) - green areas surrounding a lake,
Parque Lago - aquatic sports
Parque Cerro Blanco - green areas, orchid and butterfly
El Barranco (Río Tomebamba) - cycling, walks,
Jipiro Park is one of the principle attractions of the Southern Andes city of Loja. The park encompasses 10 hectares surrounded by the rivers Zamaro and Jipiro. Plenty of trails to meander and play area for kids.