Munoz Rivera Park, San Juan

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#10 of 19 in Parks in San Juan
The Luis Muñoz Rivera Park is a 27.2 acre recreational public space located in Puerta de Tierra in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The park was named in honor of Puerto Rican statesman Luis Muñoz Rivera.HistoryIn 1919, land was set aside to create a large recreational park for the residents of San Juan. The land once formed part of the city's "Third line of defense" built in the 18th century. The powder magazine built in 1769, “El Polvorín de San Gerónimo”, designed by military engineer Thomas O'Daly, is still located on the grounds of the park.The east side of the park is bordered by the Puerto Rican Supreme Court building designed in 1952-56 by architects Toro Ferrer. To the north lies the public beach called "Escambron", the Parque del Tercer Milenio and the Sixto Escobar Stadium, former home of the San Juan Senators and Santurce Crabbers baseball clubs.The park was designed by Bennett, Parsons & Frost of Chicago in 1925. Its construction from 1926 to 1934 was directed by William Parsons and Francisco Valines Cofresí. The distinctive faux bois park elements and furniture were designed by sculptor Victor M. Cott in the 1930s. Subsequent major restorations have been directed by architects Orval Sifontes in the 1970s, Otto Reyes Casanova in 1990-93, and by Andres Mignucci, FAIA in 2000-04.
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  • It is a fairly complete Park. To walk and enjoy rich canoes (near the Park are ice hand ground with fruit syrup). Very historical for the busts, which are observed. Good for taking photos and for children the chorreras. Very nice, especially for walking or rollerblading.
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  • Nice park to stroll there is a bridge leading over the street to playa escambron as well. You can view the Tubrinal Supremo de Puerto Rico from the park. Has statues and playgrounds.  more »
  • This park is well equipped and wonderful for taking children. It is centrally located close to OSJ and the Condado area as well as steps away from Escambron beach. I highly recommend visiting if you h...  more »
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  • A struggling walk through a devastated park. More like a, memorial service. The detail and mindfulness that went into this park is,so clear, and,so absent on its future.
  • This park was still in recoveey during my visit. Many downed trees still. Once cleaned up it will be gorgous. Plenty of benches, sculptures and places for kids to play and run
  • Grate place to go with the family. Nice landscape and close to the beach.
  • Very nice park. Almost completely restored after Hurricane Maria.
  • Beautiful early XX century park where you can find a quite spot to relax. Great for children since they can use the playgrounds or ride their bikes while you sit back and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere. One of my favorite places. My dad used to take me there when I was a child and I have great memories.
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