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Flamengo Park


Project Name

Flamengo Park

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Year Completed



1,200,000 sq. meters



  • Lota de Macedo Soares
  • Roberto Burle Marx
  • Affonso Eduardo Reidy
  • Jorge Machado Moreira
  • Carlos Werneck de Carvalho
  • Helio Mamede
  • Luiz Emygdio de Mello Filho

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Project Description


Conceived by Lotta Macedo Soares, the Flamengo Park, known as Aterro, was opened on October 17, 1965 , as IV Centennial Park. His project was designed by architect Affonso Eduardo Reidy, its recreational programming developed by Bauzer Ethel Medeiros, the designed landscaping and executed by Roberto Burle Marx and Associates Architects, lighting designed by lighting American designer Richard Kelly and civil work implemented by SURSAN - Superintendence Urbanization and Sanitation.

In an area of 1,200,000 m² (about 120 hectares), located between the Santos Dumont Airport and Praia de Botafogo, Flamengo Park is the largest urban park in the world by the sea and a World Heritage Site in the "Cultural Landscape urban "title awarded by UNESCO in 2012. It is the largest leisure outdoor area of the city and offers a variety of equipment for sports, recreation, culture, cuisine and entertainment.

Designed to be a living park where you have fun educating and educates fun, it is not only a huge garden where you can admire varied flora, fauna and the beautiful Guanabara Bay. Here you have naked fields, skating rinks, BMX and model airplanes, model boats tank, biking, basketball courts, volleyball, power soccer, futsal, tennis, gateball, playground, children's city, parkour, rescue stations and beach . It is also Museum of Modern Art, National Monument to the Dead of World War II, Marina da Glória, Marionette Theater, Arena Theatre, Bandstand, Recreational Pavilion, Monument to Estacio de Sa, food stands and Laguiole restaurants and Rio's .
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