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.
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.
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 Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) world ranking.
2007 Pan American Games [ edit ]
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
1896: Marathon (city), Panathenaic Stadium
1900: Croix-Catelan Stadium
1904: Francis Field
1908: White City Stadium
1912: Stockholm Olympic Stadium
1920: Olympisch Stadion
1924: Stade de Colombes
1928: Olympic Stadium
1932: Olympic Stadium, Riverside Drive at Griffith Park
1936: Avus Motor Road, Olympic Stadium
1948: Empire Stadium
1952: Olympic Stadium
1956: Melbourne Cricket Ground
1960: Arch of Constantine, Raccordo Anulare, Stadio Olimpico, Via Appia Antica, Via Cristoforo Colombo
1964: Fuchu City, Karasuyama-machi, National Stadium, Sasazuka-machi, Shinjuku
1968: Estadio Olímpico Universitario, Zócalo
1976: Montreal Botanical Garden, Olympic Stadium, Streets of Montreal
1980: Grand Arena, Streets of Moscow
1984: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Santa Monica College, Streets of Los Angeles, Streets of Santa Monica
1988: Olympic Stadium, Streets of Seoul
1992: Estadi Olímpic de Monjuïc, Marathon course, Mataró, Walking course
1996: Marathon course, Olympic Stadium, Walking course
2000: Marathon course, North Sydney, Olympic Stadium
2004: Marathon (city), Olympic Stadium, Panathenaic Stadium, Stadium at Olympia
2008: Beijing National Stadium, Olympic Green Promenade Walking course, Streets of Beijing Marathon course
2012: Marathon Course, Olympic Stadium
2016: Flamengo Park, Estádio Olímpico João Havelange, Sambódromo
Marathon (city), Neo Phaliron Velodrome
Vélodrome de Vincennes
White City Stadium
Antwerp, Vélodrome d'Anvers Zuremborg
Stade de Colombes, Vélodrome de Vincennes
Amsterdam, Olympic Stadium
Los Angeles Avenue, Pacific Coast Highway, Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Vineyard Avenue
Avus Motor Road, BSV 92 Field & Stadium
Herne Hill Velodrome, Windsor Great Park
Käpylä, Maunula, Pakila, Velodrome
Olympic Velodrome, Via Cassia, Via Flaminia, Via Cristoforo Colombo, Via di Grottarossa
Hachioji City, Hachioji Velodrome
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Bundesautobahn 96, Grünwald, Radstadion
Mount Royal Park, Olympic Velodrome, Quebec Autoroute 40
Krylatskoye Sports Complex Cycling Circuit, Krylatskoye Sports Complex Velodrome, Moscow-Minsk Highway
Artesia Freeway, Olympic Velodrome, Streets of Mission Viejo
Olympic Velodrome, Tongillo Road Course
A-17 highway, Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Sant Sadurní Cycling Circuit, Velòdrom d'Horta
1996 Cycling road course,
Georgia International Horse Park, Stone Mountain Park Archery Center and Velodrome
Centennial Parklands, Dunc Gray Velodrome, Western Sydney Parklands
Athens Olympic Velodrome, Kotzia Square, Parnitha Olympic Mountain Bike Venue, Vouliagmeni Olympic Centre
Laoshan Bicycle Moto Cross (BMX) Venue, Laoshan Mountain Bike Course, Laoshan Velodrome, Urban Road Cycling Course
BMX Circuit, Hadleigh Farm, London Velodrome, Hampton Court Palace
Barra Velodrome, Flamengo Park, Olympic BMX Center, Olympic Mountain Bike Park