Parque México is a popular and well-manicured park in the Condesa district that features an open-air forum with vibrant trees and paved paths. It's a common destination for travellers and residents alike looking for a reprieve from the hustle and bustle of the city whether they're going for a jog, a bike ride, or playing some sports.

The whole family can find fun when they visit this park, as there's plenty for all ages to do. Kids can play around in the open areas while adults relax in tranquil settings. There's even quite a bit of history to explore. Most people spend about 2 hours or so here.

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What are the highlights of Parque México in Mexico City?

One of the first things you'll notice about Parque México is its sheer size. It encompasses 22 acres, so you'll have plenty of room to move around even if some people are using areas for full football matches. Exploration here is rewarded with unique trees and fountains placed throughout the park.

Several buildings and archways in this park sport an art deco style of architectural design that has since become a staple of the Colonia Hipodromo. Most roads in the area tend to converge on the park, as the surrounding area was built out from it.

What else is good to know about Parque México in Mexico City?

When you visit Parque México, there are a few factors to keep in mind. Despite the name of the park, you'll find quite a few features that are not actually Mexican. This mostly comes in the form of trees, like Mediterranean palm and Lebanese cypresses. You can even see bamboo.

Visiting this park will put you close to quite a few other attractions in the area. Around the park's perimeter, you can check out several cafés and bars. Just to the north, you'll find the legendary monument to independence, a towering structure dedicated to the war against Spain.

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Parque México in Mexico City

Location: Av México s/n, Hipódromo, Cuauhtémoc, 06100 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico

Open: 24/7