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.
Aterro do Flamengo
Eduardo Gomes Park
|Location||Rio de Janeiro|
|Area||296 acres (120 ha)|
|Operated by||Fundação Parques e Jardins|
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.
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 number of points on the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) world ranking.
2007 Pan American GamesEdit
In the 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 were set up at the Flamengo Park, which also staged the Race Walking and Cycling Road competitions.