The Bicentennial Park (Bicentenario Park) is a great urban oasis that was created, as its name implies, as a part of the festivities of the Chilean bicentennial. The Bicentennial Park is located on the area of 30 hectares in the municipality Vitacura in the North-West of Santiago de Chile, next to the river Mapocho. It was opened in November 2011. The family- friendly celebration was organized in honor of its opening.
The creators of the Park built according to the project of the architect Teodoro Fernandez, managed to combine on the same site the elements of a typical urban Park with areas that mimic the natural forest. There are more than 4000 trees. The exotic for Chile trees are mixed here with typical for this region ones. There is a fish pond with an area of 5500 sq. m in the southern part of the Park. There is an interactive Museum of European southern Observatory (Observatorio Europeo del Sur, ESO) especially for children here.
The site of the Park is surprisingly extensive and well-kept. You can even watch the swans with black necks here. Everything here is done for a peaceful pastime. There are many special paths for cyclists; sun loungers and parasols as well as some modern equipped children’s playgrounds are offered for the Park visitors.
Bicentenario 3236, Vitacura, Región Metropolitana, Chile
Phone: +56 9 6365 6750