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“One of my favorite parks on planet Earth”
Review of Parque La Carolina

Parque La Carolina
Ranked #13 of 205 things to do in Quito
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Largest park in the Quito
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222 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“One of my favorite parks on planet Earth”
Reviewed August 19, 2013

Parque La Carolina has everything: a reptile house, Quito's Botanic gardens, acres and acres of grass and trees. There are paddle boats and a water course; a couple BMX courses for bikers, many playing fields, tennis and basketball courts. Sunday is the best day to visit: lots of food vendors, clowns, and Quito families enjoying the space. There are dozens and dozens of food vendors. Buy a kite from a kite vendor and have fun. The best place in Quito to be on a Sunday.

Visited August 2013
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“The Best Park Anywhere!”
Reviewed July 17, 2013

A wonderful way to spend the day.So much you can see and do there, or do nothing at all. This park is huge we spent a day just walking around taking in the beauty of it. It was wonderful seeing families have fun together. Kids on bikes, kites flying, football games, and paddle boats. The park is very clean with many trees and benches to rest on. Venders cooking good food, men selling ice cream and cotton candy.

Visited July 2013
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New York, New York
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“Great for families”
Reviewed June 3, 2013

While visiting Quito with our 3 year old, we visited several city parks. At this one, they have paddle boats for rent for 4 USD. And on the weekends lots of entertainment and rides for kids. Our son loved the caterpillar ride.

Visited May 2013
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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“botanical gardens!”
Reviewed May 12, 2013

Tucked into the park is a lovely botanical garden with plants from all the regions of Ecuador, well-presented and pristine. The orchid houses are lovely, the carnivorous plant house is fascinating. We went in the morning before the rains of the afternoon. It was perfect weather. As usual all the people we met were pleasant and helpful. This garden is immaculate, has clean bathrooms, and an outdoor cafe.
Outside the gardens we found some food carts and got a great lunch of potatoes quito-style, sat on the lawn and watched the families at play.
If you take a cab, check the address carefully, locate it on a map, and explain carefully to the driver. I've had two experiences with drivers who did not know about this place.

Visited April 2013
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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“Lovely park great family atmosphere lots of sports opportunities”
Reviewed April 29, 2013

You can play football, tennis, volleyball, squash, tennis, cycle, run and exercise using outdoor exercise equipment in the park. There are bike ramps for the BMX riders to practise their skills too. The Children have plenty of play areas, paddle/rowing boats and there is a small aquatic zoo and botanic garden. The Botanical gardens are lovely. The Park normally has wonderful art displays at the Naciones Unidas end and every third Thursday there is a homegrown fruit and vegetable market. Sundays are family days and it seems that everyone comes out to bask in the sunshine and enjoy the outdoors. On a nice day you can see Cotopaxi gleaming in the distance. The park is huge and there are lots of quite spaces to sit and read.

Visited April 2013
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