I love the parks here in Cuenca! Why don’t I tell you about some of them?
My 3 Favorite Parks in Cuenca Ecuador
1. Parque Calderon (Center of Cuenca)
Parque Calderon is in the center of the city. It is a very pretty park with trees and benches and flowers. It smells really nice because of all the flowers.
There are a few ice cream shops, a couple bakeries and a few other shops around the park. At Parque Calderon you can hear music, birds chirping and people taking and laughing.
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2. Parque Paraíso (Cuenca’s Largest Park)
Parque Paraíso (Paradise Park) is a very nice, big park. It has a playground and a running track. I really like to bring my dog Chica there, she loves to run in the grass.
It has paddle boats and a path that goes down by the river. You can go up a trail in the woods too, it’s really pretty! There aren’t restaurants around Parque Paraíso like there are around Parque Calderon. But there are a few street vendors. We normally just bring a picnic.
3. Parque de la Madre (Playgrounds by the River)
Parque de la Madre is kind-of like Parque Paraíso on a small scale. It has small jungle gyms and lots of fun things! It also has a small running track. About 5 minutes away from Parque de la Madre there is a small mall called Millennium Plaza.
After we go to the park sometimes we go there to get an ice cream. Yum! There is also a nice theater there, and they have good hot dogs! :^) Sometimes we walk up to the center from Parque de la Madre because it’s a nice walk. They just built a huge parking garage under the park – it will be reopening very soon.
All parks in Cuenca are nice, but I think my favorite is Parque Paraíso. I love all the big jungle gyms and the swings too. They can go really high!
There are also a lot of other parks, too many to name. These are just some of my favorites!
I hope that if you get to come to Cuenca, you will be able to go to these beautiful parks too! Thank you for reading!