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Parque La Carolina

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Address: Entre Eloy Alfaro y De los Shirys & Naciones Unidas y Rio Amazonas, Quito, Ecuador

Largest park in the Quito

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Favorite Park in Quito

Absolutely LOVE Parque La Carolina. One of my favorite hang out spots- sit by the "lake" or rent a paddle boat, buy food from the many vendors, run or do CrossFit at the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Emily U
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Absolutely LOVE Parque La Carolina. One of my favorite hang out spots- sit by the "lake" or rent a paddle boat, buy food from the many vendors, run or do CrossFit at the beautiful track, play soccer with friends of locals on the beautiful fields, check out the basketball courts, play some volleyball, hit around a tennis ball, play on... More 

Thank Emily U
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Is a very large park on the northern side of Quito. Behind it you'll find a big mountain. Is a great place to hangout, doing sports, picnic.

Thank Maria D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This park has everything and I highly recommend it as an opportunity to people watch. We went on a Sunday (election Sunday of all days) and the park was packed with people. This park has some of everything. There are ball fields as far as the eye can see. There's little rivers to paddle boat in. There's a botanical garden.... More 

Thank Jen M
Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We felt safe walking in the daytime in this park and had a lovely visit to the Botanical Garden.The Botanical Garden is really big and is you're a bird watcher or plant lover, you could easily spend a couple of hours here. It's all fenced in as well.

Thank Curios-traveller2017
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Easy to get to by public transport. Great way to get some exercise- either by just walking around and admiring the artwork and whatever activities are happening, or using the great track used by walkers and joggers. The botanical gardens are fantastic.

Thank trvlgrrl_9
Quito, Ecuador
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

This is an awesome place to have fun. You can just walk around with the dog, jog, play just about any sport or even rent a canoe and paddle! It's located in the best area in Quito for dining and shopping plus you get easy access to public transportation.

Thank hug0paul
Pacifica, California
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

At the end of our Hop On Hop Off bus tour of Quito, we decided to walk from the north end of the park back to the south end where our hotel (Hostal La Rabida) was located. In this bustling city with minimal green space it was good to see how widely used this park is. There's a running track,... More 

Thank Gary E
Ibarra, Ecuador
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

This park is one of the most important in the city, it is located in the commercial and financial center. It has exercise machines, running track, a lagoon, games for children, nursery and the best canine area. It is a very nice place, however, they lack more care and less trash. Recommended to go midweek in the early evening when... More 

1 Thank Andreds B
Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

What a welcome relief in Quito. A huge park full of diverse activity and also just walking about and enjoying the trees and the people. A treasure for Quito and its folk and for us too!

1 Thank Fred B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

I mainly use the park to ride a bicycle around it in the reserved lanes from 4:30 am to 6:30 am but the park has been updated with excellent, well lit walkways, basketball courts and synthetic soccer fields. Stations for the Metro (Subway) are in construction at both ends of the park. Maintenance and safety are now both very good.

Thank Ecuabuckeye

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