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Parque El Ejido

Avenida Patria, Quito, Ecuador
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Ranked #38 of 103 attractions in Quito
Type: Parks
Owner description: This popular recreational area offers a game park, volleyball court, slides and jungle gyms for children and a weekend market for various types of... more » Owner description: This popular recreational area offers a game park, volleyball court, slides and jungle gyms for children and a weekend market for various types of handicrafts from the Ecuadorian mountains. « less
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Dover, Delaware
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117 reviews 117 reviews
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We really liked it here because we found dozens of little shops with hand crafted clothes and artwork. They were mainly staffed by the Andean people who were dressed in very colorful and pretty native outfits. Many had babies bundled on their backs. Prices were reasonable and the people were very friendly. The park is also very nice to just... More

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Oklahoma
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102 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This was a pleasant walk from our hotel (about 7-10 blocks?). It's next to the Cultural Museum, has fields where soccer balls were being kicked around, has lots of play ground space for kids, and there were local handicraft stalls for shopping and browsing. Some of the products were priced best here, if they are the colors you want. There... More

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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39 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

So many different play areas. Kids can run from one to another one. On weekends little riding toys or bikes available to rent. Large market set up to buy Ecuadorian things. Food, ice cream & cotton candy to buy. Also many inflatable toys and bubbles. A nice way to spend the day without spending a lot of money.

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San Francisco, California
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75 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

This a very large park that is filled with locals doing all sorts of things - relaxing, laying volleyball games, picnicking, strolling. The grounds are filled with trees, grass, and small playgrounds for children. A very pleasant place to take in the local culture and rest between site visitations.

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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39 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Sunday is the best day to go. So much to see, buy, and eat. They sell everything from hats to sandals to paintings. The families are out playing, riding bikes or little ones riding in peddle cars. The food is very good there, chicken or pork kabobs. Plenty of fruit and ice cream. Just relaxing and taking in the atmosphere... More

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Puerto Bolívar, El Oro, Ecuador
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

You can rent a bike here or at parque La Carolina for about $3 an hour and then go up and down Amazonas (which is closed to traffic from 8am to 2pm). It was super fun and suprisingly well organized. Good clean bathrooms are hard to find (which is the case in most of Ecuador).

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

This is the best park to visit on weekends. It doesn't look over the city, but has a lot to offer. There are food vendors, tons of kids running around playing with plastic cars, etc. that they put out for them, lots of play ground equipment and on weekends there is an artisan/art market. It is usually buzzing with people!... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

This is a lovely park in the heart of Quito. It's a nice place to relax and watch local people with their kids, engaged in all sorts of recreation from playing football to pedaling little cars around a track. On weekends there is a big artisans market with a wide variety of handicrafts, much (but not all) of it made... More

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Toronto, Canada
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26 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Lots of food. Lots of kids. Lots of laughter. Crafts to buy, and just a nice stroll. A very pleasant way to see Ecuadorian families at play.

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Czestochowa, Poland
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50 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

One of central park. Next to it one finds Casa de Cultura, Museum de Banco Central (gold artifacts and more...). Every weekend park is a site of artisan trade.

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