Parque Chacabuco, Buenos Aires

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Chacabuco Park is a public park in the Parque Chacabuco section of Buenos Aires.OverviewSituated over 3 mi west of colonial Buenos Aires, land belonging to Jesuits was expropriated following their 1767 Papal suppression. The extensive plot was sold to a gunpowder maker in 1781, remaining in that use until the municipality purchased it in 1898. A May 15, 1903, city ordinance provided for the demolition of what had become a gunpowder dump, and outlined a future, 20 hectare park at the site. The facility itself was planned by the City Parks Commissioner, the noted French Argentine urbanist Charles Thays, and was opened in 1909. Named in honor of the pivotal 1817 Battle of Chacabuco, it originally featured ornate entry gates, three football fields, as well as selected business installations, such as a dairy, bookstore and tree nursery.A number of athletic grounds were installed at the park in 1911, including a running track, tennis courts, swimming pools, and a bocce court. A school for special education was installed around 1920 and is still operated there, as are two primary schools and a physical education facility. One of the special education school's noted instructors was the ill-fated poet, Alfonsina Storni.
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  • A very nice Park in the region. With enough green area and a cultural centre, good visit off the traditional tourist itinerary.
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  • It is very large and there are many activities for you made and large. It has an athletics track, baskets, basket, football, amphitheatre, games for kids and the famous and historic carousel of Tatin! The great variety of trees and vegetation make this stop a place with different places to rest and relax. Super recommended for a sunny afternoon
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  • The Chacabuco, the most beautiful park. The sportier. When they finish the track you will be ten. I hope the area continues to grow. It has everything to grow. Access highway, subway. Missing security
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  • Noisy on the highway that passes through it. Few banks with backing, most are cement benches, dirty and without backing it... arranged each both but with bad taste, do not improve it... a pity because it is an spacious green area... It has no health...
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  • Excellent Park of several hectares. With fairs the weekends and until municipal swimming pool.
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  • The Park was and will be a meeting place and recreation in Parque Chacabuco, is now all fencing for works that are underway, some unnecessary. And hinder the enjoy of the
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  • Beautiful place! There are games for kids and lots of green. Ideal to spend the day.
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