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. When Chile joined the Allies 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]

Balmaceda Park
TypeUrban park
LocationSantiago, Chile
Coordinates33°26′03.56″S 70°37′40.98″W / 33.4343222°S 70.6280500°W / -33.4343222; -70.6280500
StatusOpen all year

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. Archived from the original on 16 January 2013. Retrieved 23 June 2012.