Barefoot Park

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Barefoot Park
Parque Pies Descalzos-Arenal-Medellin.JPG
LocationMedellín, Colombia
Coordinates6°14′41″N 75°34′38″W / 6.24472°N 75.57722°W / 6.24472; -75.57722Coordinates: 6°14′41″N 75°34′38″W / 6.24472°N 75.57722°W / 6.24472; -75.57722

Barefoot Park (Spanish: Parque de los Pies Descalzos) is a zen-inspired public park in Medellín, Colombia.[2] The park was funded by EPM and designed by architect Felipe Uribe de Bedout.[3] The park includes a green area with gardens and bamboo, a sand area, and an area with water fountains.[1] As suggested by its name, the park is playful in nature. Children and adults are encouraged to play in the park barefoot.

The Barefoot Park was created between 1998 and 2000. It is located in the administrative area of the city, adjacent to the Medellín Metropolitan Theatre, and the Medellín River. The Interactive Museum EPM, an interactive science museum, is part of the park.[4]


  1. ^ a b Luis Fernando González Escobar (2010). Ciudad y arquitectura urbana en Colombia 1980-2010. Universidad de Antioquia. pp. 152–. ISBN 978-958-714-382-9. Retrieved 24 August 2013.
  2. ^ Rough Guides (15 June 2009). The Rough Guide to South America On a Budget. Rough Guides. pp. 1301–. ISBN 978-1-4053-8122-2. Retrieved 24 August 2013.
  3. ^ Architectural Record. Record and Guide. 2009. Retrieved 24 August 2013.
  4. ^ Lonely Planet; Regis St Louis; Sandra Bao; Beth Kohn; Carolyn McCarthy; Anja Mutic; Mike Power; Kevin Raub; Andy Symington; Lucas Vidgen (1 September 2010). Lonely Planet South America. Lonely Planet. pp. 552–. ISBN 978-1-74220-376-8. Retrieved 24 August 2013.