Monday, June 22, 2015

Parque México gets a Facelift

Parque México, an oasis in the heart of Colonia Condesa, is one of the loveliest spots in all of Mexico City--and one of the greenest places in town, too, with lots towering palms and banana trees, some now almost 100 years old, providing shade along the meandering pathways.  

After years of delays, the chipped and faded paint, crumbling columns and grafitti-covered walls of the Foro Lindbergh, the large public space that lies in the middle of Parque México, have finally been repaired. There's also  new area for the colonia's many pampered dogs, and some new playground equipment for the kids. 

It's a great place for moment of tranquility during the week. On weekends things get livelier with frequent music events, outdoor movies, tango classes and more. If you've just spent an hour in traffic on the periferico and are hating Mexico City this place is the perfect antidote. 

A shady walkway

Hanging out in the Foro Lindbergh

new lanterns, old cactus detail

junk food

To see more photos of Parque Mexico click the link below:

Walking Tour #9 in the new edition of my book leads you in and around Parque Mexico. For a free copy of the tour write to me at buy the book (with 3 more walking tours of Colonia Condesa) on Amazon--click HERE.


Cardie said...

I love that park and the deco touches, the statue is the similar to Our Lady of the Lake at Echo Park in Los Angeles....same era...wonder if the sculptor is the same?

Patrice Wynne said...

Glad to know that the dog friendly walkways and weekend tango classes, long standing Parque Mexico traditions, were preserved after the renovation. If anyone in San Miguel or traveling here wants a copy of Jim Johnson's book on Mexico City, they are sold at Abrazos, Zacateros 24 y Pila Seca, Centro Historico. Or email sanmiguelpatrice@mac.comto ship in Mexico.

Retired Teacher said...

I noticed that the Foro had been fenced off during renovation, and on my latest trip in April I was happy to see that the work was completed. It is a lovely place!

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