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Parque El Ejido

Avenida Patria, Quito, Ecuador
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Ranked #36 of 102 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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San Francisco, California
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129 reviews 129 reviews
75 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
30 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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107 reviews 107 reviews
49 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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106 reviews 106 reviews
25 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
50 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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50 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

Great place to hang out. Went on a weekend and there were puppet shows and magic shows. Along the perimeter on Sundays is a lot of art for sale. Touristy stuff for sale on weekends as well. Easy to find food. Good people-watching. Felt safe.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

Come on the weekend, when the park is full of people.... there are food vendors, kids running around, soccer games, comedians, etc. They have a craft market and paintings for sale on Sundays. If you have a few free hours in the Mariscal, it's a great place to go.

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Houston
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136 reviews 136 reviews
40 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Very clean park. Lots of vendors selling Ecuadorian crafts, and paintings. Snacks sold also. It's an added bonus that Av Rio Amazonas is closed down on Sundays. Lots of bicycle traffic, but no cars.

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