Parque da Cidade Sarah Kubitschek
Nature & Parks
Brasilia is a city full of apartments, especially in Asa Sul and Asa Norte. To give it inhabitants access to green areas, you will find public parks all over the city, the biggest being the Parque da Cidade Sarah Kubitschek.
Parque da Cidade Sarah Kubitschek was officially founded in 1978 and is one of the world’s largest urban parks, and the largest in Latin America. It is a beautiful area of over 420 hectares with lots of room and things to do. The park is officially open from 5:00am to midnight.
Close to the TV Tower you can visit the amusement park with heaps of entertainment not only for the kids but also a go-cart course for the more adventurous ones. There is also a large lake with bridges, and you can rent boats to explore the lake.
Throughout the park you find separate bicycle and running walking lanes, playgrounds, public BBQ facilities (bring your own charcoal), restaurants, public training equipment as well as plenty of street vendors that sell everything from coconut water, and beer to street food and ice cream.
On weekends you will find a lot of special events happening in the park including beer and music festivals, children’s events and even medieval performances.
The park is also home to Brasilia’s biggest exhibition hall with over 5100 square meters of space and 4500 car spaces.
Unfortunately, the park fell into a bit of disrepair with many of the original features falling apart, like the wave pool that once was a big attraction. One can just hope that will get better.
While the park is safe during the day, it is not a place to venture in after dark.