Formerly known as Parque del Este, this park was opened in 1961 and it covers an area of approximately 75 ha. The area includes a library, a little zoo, a running circuit of 2.5 km, more than 9 lakes, differently themed gardens, an arboretum with rainforest species, picnic areas, basketball and mini football courts, a parking lot and even a planetarium!
Access to the park is directly through Miranda metro station, formerly known Parque del Este station, entry is free and so is the access to all the activities inside. To enjoy the Humbolt Planetarium it is recommended to look for the organized activities at their webpage http://www.planetariohumbolt.com.
Following the run circuit is also very easy. There are marks every 100m to guide you through it! This circuit is very beautiful to walk or run as it allows you to take a look at a large part of the park, passing by the zoo and the great artificial lake, where, if you are not that sporty, you can stop by to pedal boat instead. In late 2011 in Lake 9 of the park, a beautiful reproduction of the El Lander ship was opened. On this ship the General Francisco de Miranda waved the first Venezuelan flag in 1806!
Organized cultural events and sporty activities take place every weekend and services like food, toilets and information can be found all over the park.