Parks in Curitiba

Parque Nacional do Iguaçu in Curitiba
Barigui Park in CuritibaBarigui Park - MAP 8 Barigui Park is one of the largest and most visited parks in Curitiba. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays the park is one of the main meeting places of the city. Even during the week it is full of people and tourists simply walking around the lake or using one of the other many amenities available.   The park has some gym equipment, barbecue pits, restaurants, courts for sports use, many kiosks selling their wares, an automobile mu...
Barreirinha ParkBarreirinha Park - MAP 8 Barreirinha Park has over 275000 square meters of land, and is considered one of the most beautiful parks in the city. Visitors typically get to enjoy Raucarias, Brazilian peppers, Cinnamon, Mimosa Escrabella (Bracatingas), Yerba Mate trees and many other native species.   For those who haven't tried the Yerba Mate drink, it's well worth searching out an establishment that has them available. Often, you'll see individuals carry...
Bosque Alemão in CuritibaBosque Alemão - MAP 8 This park has many attractions withi,n and also nearby.  The John and Mary path tells the Grimm Brothers tale, there is also a children's library, and the Philosophers Tower which is a wooden observatory allowing a panoramic view of the city and the ocean.   Other interesting sights include an old wooden replica church which was built in 1993 in the Seminário neighborhood, and includes neo-Gothic decorative elements, ...
Bosque da FazendinhaBosque da Fazendinha - MAP 4 This woods are placed in 73 thousand square meters of native vegetation, with public facilities available such as sport courts, playground, outdoor stage, barbecue facilities, ecological tracks, and parking lot. This woods preserves the Fazendinha’s history , where travelers used to pass between São José dos Pinhais and General Fields, and also the neighborhood colonization by Klemtz family. This family was the previous owner of...
Bosque de PortugalBosque de Portugal - MAP 7 This public park is dedicated to those countries who have adopted the Portuguese lanuage: Portugal, Brazil, Sao Tome and Principe, Mozambique, Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau and East Timor.  The park has 20,850 square meters of green area with a trail that has a memorial trail which runs through it.  Along the trail which runs parallel to the river Tarumã, there are 22 pillars bearing tiles in which there are en...
MapBosque do Cristóvão Italinao - MAP St. Christopher WoodsIt is also a place in Santa Felicidade WHERE typical Italian colony of the festivities take place, such as the Feast Grape, Wine Feast and the 4 Giorni in Italia. It Offers a structure for the installation of tents for selling food and drinks, space for concerts and presentations folkcloric and the "polenta " maker as well.Location / Address:Margaret Street Zardo Angela Miranda, s / n °. - Santa FelicidadeHours / O...
Bosque do Papa Joao Paulo IIBosque do Papa João Paulo II - MAP 7 A blessed place where nature and tradition are part of scenic beauty and in harmony, the Bosque Joao Paulo II, inaugurated in December 1980 was immortalized by the Popes visit to Curitiba in June 1980.  In the park, there was a  special house built for him in the traditional Polish style at the Estadio Couto Pereira.  The house was then presented to the city as a beautiful tribute to the Polish community in Curitiba. ...
Bosque GutierrezBosque Gutierrez - MAP 7 The park opened in 1989, and is at one highest points in the city, in the neighbourhood of Vista Alegre.  With a total area of 36,000 square meters, this land was preserved by João Carlos Gutierrez, and named after him. There are a couple of attractions which draw tourists to the park, the main one is a natural spring that delivers upto 1,350 liters of water per hour.  The park also has two small lakes an ecological ...
MapBosque Reinhard Maack - MAP 6 The vegetation in the park is unique in Curitiba, with small and medium sized trees that are protected by a canopy of pine trees.  The land the park sits on was originally owned by the Hauer family in the nineteenth centure.  In the park is the trail of adventure which includes sixteen fashioned toys of wood, rope, and tire iron. The park was opened in 1989 as a tribute to the geologist, cartographer and Dutch biologist Reinh...
MapBosque São Cristóvão - MAP 3 This park is often used by the Italian community for many of their festivals since it is relatively close to theItalian district where many Italian immigrants first established themselves.  The Italians have their Grape Festival, and the Festival of Chicken, Polenta and Wine, along with the 4 Giorni in Italy. Bosque São Cristóvão has areas kiosks that sell food and drinks, and several stage areas used for shows...
Cambui ParkCambuí Park - MAP 6 Cambuí Park is one of the newest additions to the  environmental preservation and recreation of Curitiba. The name is a reference to Cambuí, a native tree species characteristical found in lowland areas and especially prevelant in this park. Cambuí is located along the river Barigüi, together with the parks Tanguá and Tingüi.   With 100 hundred thousand square meters, it is the 18th larg...
MapIberê de Matos Park / Bacacheri - MAP 6 The park offers up several leisure and recreational options, including a soccer field, beach volleyball courts, barbecue facilities, a playground, an artificial lake and a native forrest.  The park is part of the huge network of parks that Curitiba has built.  Access is via a gate that is based on concrete pyramids with colored arches, using iron tubes to represent the entrance to paradise.   Other parks in the general ...
MapLago Azul Park - MAP 8 The Blue Lake Park entrance is marked by a portal, which allows cars access to the parking lot and includes accomodations for the disabled and elderly.  The park has many attractions, including volleyball and football courts, a water play area for children,  many barbecue pits for those wishing to have a picnic, and a wood gazebo which is at the highest point of the park and provides an overview of the lake.  Access to ...
MapParque Nacional de Ilha Grande - MAP 6 The National Park of Ilha Grande is located on the Parana River between the states of Parana and Mato Grosso do Sul. It has 78,875 hectares and was established on September 30, 1997. It is administered by the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation (ICMBio). The park is open free to the public for tours every day of the week. The park, at various locations, has little beaches, a place of leisure, where you can even swim ...
MapParque Nacional de Superagüi - MAP 6 The Superagüi National Park was created in 1989 with an area of about 21,400 ha. In 1999, there was another area demarcation and increased to about 34,000 ha, which included the Island of Superagüi, Das Peças Island, Pine Island and the Island of Pinheirinho. It includes the valley of the Rio de Los Patos, on the mainland, and Varadouro Canal, which separates the island from the continental land Superagüi.   ...
Iguaçu National ParkParque Nacional do Iguaçu - MAP 7 The Iguazu National Park preserves the lush subtropical jungle that surrounds the Falls Area: 2 000 plant species and 400 birds. It has two fundamental circuits called Lower and Upper. In the lower circuit, the walkways will lead you to feel the drops of water from the bottom, while the higher circuit, you do so on the waterfall. Visitors still have a panoramic elevator. You can also fly over the Iguazu Falls from the helicopter H...
Passauna Park in CuritibaPassauna Park - MAP 8 The park offers ecological walking trails and a biological station which had a previous life as a pottery factory.  The trails are worth walking through and the station is definitely worth visiting.  The video below shows the view from the station. The park has the Passaúna river running through it and a large lake which is the by product of a dam.   From the high points of the park, it's possible to get a panor...
Pedreira Paulo Lemiski ParkPedreira Paulo Lemiski Park - MAP 4 The Quarry Park is a cultural area surrounded by lakes, waterfalls and forests of pines where human art is in harmony with nature art, forming a unique landscape.    There are Ópera de Arame and Cultural Space Paulo Leminski. The Quarry Park was opened in 1992 at the site of a former quarry.   Cultural Space Paulo Leminski exhibits works, photographs and stories of the poet and intellectual ...
São Lourenço Park in CuritibaSão Lourenço Park - MAP 8 In the early 1970's a flood by a dam breaking caused damage to this area which required repairing, and those repairs resulted in the building of this park. The park was inaugurated in 1972 and has had several buildings re-purposed to suite the park. An old glue and fertilizer factory was transformed into the Creativity Center of Curitiba, which offers courses, training, presentations and exhibitions to the public. In May, 1994 ...
Tangua Park in CuritibaTangua Park 123 - MAP 3 Tangua Park was inaugurated in November 1996 and it is part of the Barigüi river preservation project joining Tingüi Parque and Barigüi Paruqe. This park with an area of 235 thousand square meters has two areas connected by a 45 meter tunnel, which can also be crossed via foot by a path over the water. The Opera de Arame is within walking distance and is known as the Wire Theater and is one of Curitibas most well kno...
Tingui ParkTingüi Park - MAP 8 Tingüi Park is one of the main parks in Curitiba and is located in the northern part of the city, in the neighbourhood of St. John. The park is part of a broader project that provides for the establishment of parks across the river Barigüi and it is a continuation of Barigüi Park. For visitors, there is a cycleway and a jogging track along the river, with areas for sports and barbecues. Established in 1994, it cov...
Tropeiros ParkTropeiros Park - MAP 6 This park is actively used for Gaucho culture, and was initially used by Gauchos back when cattle and mules passed by close to Curitiba, on their way to the Sorocaba Fair.   Gauchos are the southern version of cowboys, and have a rich culture of cattle farming. The Tropeiros park facilities are often used for rodeos, and also as a stage for typical Guacho dances.    Because of the rich history of Curitiba, there are...
Curitiba Environment Free University, UnilivreUniversidade Livre do Meio Ambiente - MAP 4 The Free University of the Environment, Unilivre civil society is a nonprofit organization. A space for the transfer of knowledge about the environment and ecology to the population. A reference in studies of ecosystem preservation, economically sustainable.   The Unilivre was inaugurated in 1992, with the presence of oceanographer Jacques Cousteau. It was subsequently declared a "public utility" by city ordina...