Flamengo Park

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Flamengo Park
Aterro do Flamengo
Eduardo Gomes Park
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Concrete and granite sculptures at the "Monument to the Dead of World War II"
in Flamengo Park.
Type Urban park
Location Rio de Janeiro
Area 296 acres (120 ha)
Created 1965
Operated by Fundação Parques e Jardins
Open All year

Flamengo Park, also known as Aterro do Flamengo, Eduardo Gomes Park, and Aterro do Brigadeiro Eduardo Gomes, is the largest public park and recreation area within the city of Rio de Janeiro, in eastern Brazil.

The park is located along Guanabara Bay, in the Flamengo district of the city, between Downtown Rio and Copacabana.

Design[edit]

Flamengo Park was conceived and designed by Lota de Macedo Soares, with Modernist park gardens and civic landscapes designed by world renowned landscape designer and artist Roberto Burle Marx. The 296 acres (120 ha) park was completed in 1965.

Features[edit]

Flamengo Park is the location of the Rio de Janeiro Museum of Modern Art, the Carmen Miranda Museum, and the "Monument to the Dead of World War II" with Modernist memorial sculptures.

Sports[edit]

Flamengo Park has a strong sports tradition, with many different outdoor recreational facilities available.

The park is the start off and return location of various marathons in the city. It provides a main segment for Rio's Cycling Race, a Latin American event that allots the largest amount of points on the International Cycling Union (UCI) world ranking.

2007 Pan American Games[edit]

In the 2007 Pan American Games, Marina da Glória was the main venue for the Rio 2007 Sailing competitions. Also during the Games, the Marathon (men’s and women’s) arrival points was set up at the Flamengo Park, which also staged the Race Walking and Cycling Road competitions.


2016 Summer Olympics[edit]

During the upcoming 2016 Summer Olympics, Flamengo Park will serve as host to athletics and road cycling Olympic events.

During the subsequent 2016 Summer Paralympics, the park will serve as host to track and field, marathon, and road cycling events.

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Coordinates: 22°55′16″S 43°10′12″W / 22.921°S 43.170°W / -22.921; -43.170