Parks of Medellin & Valle de Aburrá

March 16, 2020

 Nature lives; Take care of it; It is yours


The sign may be weathered & worn, but the message is timely...and timeless. Medellin and all parts of the Aburrá Valley have parks and public spaces that are protected and convenient for the 3.5 million souls who live here. The park above is called El Salado. It's in Envigado, a city of 200,000 people bordering Medellin's southern boundary. 


 Welcome to El Salado


The whimsical bicycle stands guard at El Salado's front gate. The park has 17 hectares, (42 acres) of preserved land nestled very close to the busy city of Envigado. Inside the park are walking trails, food kiosks, pen seating for meals alfresco, wooden bridges across wild landscapes, a skateboard park and climbing wall for kids, a zip-line, a nearby futbol pitch, excellent bird watching venues, and guides available to assist. There's also plenty of freparking, and easy access by bus or taxi.


 Take the Chingui 2 Metro bus. The park is a 15 minute ride.


 Admission costs



 El Salado is almost in the city


All through the Aburrá Valley parks and recreation areas have been set aside to help people relax and enjoy outdoor life.


 Quebradas soothe the soul




 Lots for the kiddos to do


Parque El Salado—Contact: 270 31 32 - 332 90, or visitaenvigado.coHours: Tuesday through Sunday & festival days 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. When festival days are Monday, the park is closed on Tuesday. 


Here's a list of parks in the Aburrá Valley.


Parque Arvi:

MetroCable from Acevedo station to Santo Domingo, then on to Arvi


Parque Pies Descalzos: (Barefoot park) 

Great downtown park for the kiddos, especially on a hot day


Cerro el Volador

Easy access park on the west side, with a great view of downtown Medellin


Cerro Nutibara: 

Location of Pueblito Paisa, re-creation of Medellin's early history


Plaza Cisneros (Parque de los Luces), Plaza Botero, Parque Lleras, Parque Poblado, Parque Santa Maria de los Angeles, Parque Fecundidad, Natural Park (near parque Lleras), Parque La Presidenta, (great farmer's market each Sunday), and Parque de los Deseos, referred to as Medellin's front yard.


Next post: A great park for birding: La Romera near Sabaneta. Thanks for reading.












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