Balmaceda Park

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Balmaceda Park
Avenida Providencia.jpg
TypeUrban park
LocationSantiago, Chile
Coordinates33°26′03.56″S 70°37′40.98″W / 33.4343222°S 70.6280500°W / -33.4343222; -70.6280500Coordinates: 33°26′03.56″S 70°37′40.98″W / 33.4343222°S 70.6280500°W / -33.4343222; -70.6280500
Created1930
StatusOpen all year

Balmaceda Park is an urban park along the Mapocho River in Providencia, Santiago de Chile. It was originally created under the name of Parque Japonés (Japanese Park) in 1930. During the World War II, its name was changed to Parque Gran Bretaña (Great Britain Park). Afterwards, the name was changed to its current name.[1]

The park is adjacent to Plaza Baquedano. Toward the west, the park continues into Santiago as Parque Forestal. On the opposite bank of the river is the Barrio Bellavista.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parque Balmaceda" (in Spanish). Corporación de Desarrollo Social de Providencia. Retrieved 23 June 2012.