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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  • It is a great Park. Ideal makes its large size for anyone who wants to walk or run. It has gentle slopes and is very well preserved. I saw a lot of control staff of the GCBA. Also lots of sports activity and even an enormous amount of people in the free activities of the Government. The star of the moment is his brand new and renewed track misses synthetic material and is the first published. Also within this much staff putting control and indicating the way to use it for do not disturb athletes. Also I love that well cared for this flora. Green all over. Many shadows and plants. It has a large carousel on Av. Assembly and various games of boys. Beautiful place. It is worthwhile to spend the day.
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  • A little history the land where the Park Chacabuco is currently belonged to the national factory of gunpowder, also known as "the powder keg of flowers". In 1898 an explosion destroyed the historical magazine, years later the lands were obtained by the city to create the Park. Parque Chacabuco was designed by the famous landscape architect Carlos Thays, who designed the forests of Palermo and Plaza San Martin. In 1978, by order of the intendant of the civil-military dictatorship, Osvaldo Cacciatore, the Park was traversed by the Autopista 25 de Mayo, which almost broke it in two. Among the services and attractions of the Park Chacabuco craft fair Sector tables playground merry-go-round facilities sports sports complex chemical baths has an athletics track, baskets, basket, football, amphitheatre, games for children, but the best by far is its amplitude, frondosamente trees, very well maintained. Lung of the city and all flowers barium. Photo Assistant, did you useful?
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  • Large park, very careful. Sunday fair craft Ideal for all audiences
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