The All In One Park

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Where do you find the all in one park which will provide sports and recreation in touch with nature? I know that you know the answer.

In the Roberto H. Todd Avenue in Santurce you find The Central Park in San Juan Puerto Rico; a complex in the heart of the metropolitan area. I say it is the all in one because you can:

  1. Run
  2. Jog
  3. Swim
  4. Supervise your children while they play at their areas
  5. Play Tennis within the 17 courts
  6. Play Racket Ball
  7. Play Baseball
  8. Play Soccer
  9. Walk
  10. Ride Bicycle
  11. Exercise Trail
  12. Paddle Kayaks or Canoes

This park is a mangrove-bordered park covering 35 acres (14 hectares). It was inaugurated in 1979 for the Pan-American Games. Froggy213 and I visited the 78 pueblos of Puerto Rico and he loved this island so much that he wrote about them. I invite you to read these hubs; meanwhile keep by my side as I present you more about this wonderful all in one park.

The Central Park in San Juan Puerto Rico

A markerRoberto H. Todd Ave. San Juan, Puerto Rico -
Calle Roberto H Todd, San Juan, 00907, Puerto Rico
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San Juan's Bay

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San Juan's Bay fauna

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Estuary

The interesting part of this park is the fact of being along the estuary (partly enclosed coastal body of water with one or more rivers or streams flowing into it, and with a free connection to the open sea) of San Juan's Bay.

Puerto Rico is part of an effort from April 24, 2009, with the Proclamation Day Water Quality Monitoring in Puerto Rico when it joined the World Water Quality Monitoring Day (WWQMD); which monitors global effort around 8,090 bodies of water in all continents of the planet and which annually involves nearly 25,000 people.

Natatorium in the Central Park

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Natatorium

The pool completed in 2006 follows the model of the Atlanta Olympic facility where the 1996 Olympic Games were celebrated. It has the capacity for 2,000 people and provides to carry out local and international competitions for different aquatic sports like: swimming, diving, synchronized swimming, and water polo.

Children Park

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Children's play area

Dedicated to The Foundation of Children with Downs Syndrome, this special area is where children are able to play on a large and healthy natural environment. A colorful and clean playground invites people to enjoy a quality time of entertainment.

Every parent wants to have their kids playing in a safe spot. This are provides many attributes of parent's expectations.

Children's playing spot

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Labyrinth of trails

We really appreciated the labyrinth of trails and the long boardwalk that runs along the mangrove canals. Listening to the different bird sounds was like music for each step. Greg had some stops since he likes to familiarize with the iguanas as they gave me speed to walk faster away from them.

The Central Park of San Juan in Puerto Rico is a "must to be visit park". The video below will walk you along the all in one park as it encourages you to be part of the experience lived in it. Remember to keep your body hydrated by drinking water.


Thanks for reading and may God bless you!



© Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill


Central Park

© 2012 Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill

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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

I missed this beautiful place when I was in San Juan before. It will be a "must see" the next time I go. Thanks for showing us this park. I voted this UP, etc.


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Lastheart 4 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord Author

Thanks mary615 it will be nice and an honor for us to walk around with you.


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Geekywriter 4 years ago from Mumbai, India

Nice Place.......... :)


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Froggy213 4 years ago from On A Mountain In Puerto Rico

An excellent hub and I enjoy spending days like this with you.


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Golfgal 4 years ago from McKinney, Texas

I was in San Juan many years ago, it was lovely. With the limited spaces of being on an island, this sure makes sense. Thanks for sharing.


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Lastheart 4 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord Author

Geekywrite, you are invited to visit this island.

Froggy213, same from this part.

Golfgal, welcome back whenever you have time.

Blesses and thanks for the comments to all.


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Gerg 4 years ago from California

Very cool, Lastheart - I was in San Juan very briefly a couple of decades ago, but would love the chance to revisit - thanks for sharing!

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Lastheart 4 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord Author

Gerg, I love this island and it would be wonderful that you could see the changes Puerto Rico has had since decades ago.

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