Parque de Los Reyes


Address

Balmaceda, between Estación Mapocho and the border with Quinta Normal Park.

 

Overview

This park was created in 1991 to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Discovery of America and, since then, it has contributed to revitalize the north sector of the capital.

The project also involved restoring the old railroad station and changing it into what is now the Mapocho Station Cultural Center.

The park now features an amphitheater, an artificial lagoon, children’s games, a picnic area, paved and synthetic grass sports courts, as well as the first skate park to be built in Chile.

History

On the occasion of the commemoration of the 500th Anniversary of the Discovery of America, this area, which covers 284,000 square meters, was changed into a beautiful park.

The project also involved restructuring what used to be the railroad station, turning it into the Mapocho Station Cultural Center, a space for conducting mass cultural activities.

Parque de los Reyes stands out for its recreational-social nucleus: 13 hectares that stretch from the North-South Avenue to Manuel Bulnes bridge.

It features an amphitheater, an artificial lagoon, children’s games and a picnic area. In 2007, the Sports Complex of  Parque de los Reyes, with the first skate park in Chile and modern paved and synthetic grass sports courts, was inaugurated. Covering the area from Bulnes Bridge to the limit of the commune are soccer fields, games and multi-use courts.

Opposite the Parque de los Reyes, Plaza Jerusalén, decorated with a work representing one of the gates in Jerusalem’s walls, was inaugurated on August 5, 1997. Its construction had the support of the Israeli and Palestine community.

 

Presidente Balmaceda, Santiago.