Parque Fluvial Padre Renato Poblete, Santiago

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Parque Fluvial Padre Renato Poblete is a public park located in the commune of Quinta Normal in Santiago, Chile. It is part of the "Santiago integrated park system" that also included Parque Forestal and Parque de Los Reyes.The park was inaugurated on January 21, 2015 and is the first of its kind in the country. As part of the "Santiago integrated park system", located west of Parque de Los Reyes on the south bank of the Mapocho River, and it will be connected with the future "Parque Centenario de Quinta Normal" by the "Cicloparque Mapocho 42K", a 42 kilometre cycle path and park that, when finished, will run along the Mapocho River.The park is named after the Jesuit priest Father Renato Poblete, known for his efforts in the reconciliation process after the end of the Chilean dictatorship and the transition to democracy.The parkThe park’s 20 hectares are divided into two sections. "Parque Brazo del Rio" (“River Branch Park”), with a surface area of 13 hectares, features a lagoon of calm water following the path of Mapocho River that will allow non-motorized water activities once opened. The second section, “Paseo en El Cauce” (The Canal Walk), has a surface area of 7 hectares and includes three reservoirs, playgrounds and grassy areas.
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  • Loved this parque! I rented a city bike and rode about 30-40 minutes from the Bellas Artes neighborhood to this parque. There were great walking trails and a pretty lagoon. Looked like they had rental...  more »
  • Great maintenance of the park, nice flowers with nice lagoon. Need more trees coz in a sunny day is not recomendable very hot.  more »
  • Is a new park, it opened in 2015. I like it because it's not in the middle of the city so you can relax and be away of the noise of the city. The park is well maintained, with beautiful gardens, big t...  more »

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