|Type Urban park|
Phone +1 939-247-9336
|Area 125 acres|
Address Ponce, 00716, Puerto Rico
|Location Barrio Bucana, Ponce, Puerto Rico|
Operated by Government of the Municipality of Ponce, Puerto Rico
Visitors 25,000 - 30,000 per year
Hours Open today · 9AM–6PMThursday9AM–6PMFriday9AM–6PMSaturday9AM–6PMSunday9AM–6PMMondayClosedTuesday9AM–6PMWednesday9AM–6PMSuggest an edit
Similar Julio Enrique Monagas, Parque Luis A "Wito" Mo, Paseo Tablado La Guancha, Parque Urbano Dora Col, Parque Ecológico Urbano
Parque familiar julio enrique monagas de ponce puerto rico
The Parque Familiar Julio Enrique Monagas (English: Julio Enrique Monagas Family Park) is Puerto Rico's largest passive park. It is located in barrio Bucaná, Ponce, Puerto Rico, on the banks of rivers Bucaná and Portugués. The park was named after Julio Enrique Monagas, the father of Puerto Rican Olympic sports.
The park is located in barrio Bucana, at the merging of Rio Portugues and Rio Bucana, off PR-2 (Ponce By-pass). The park was built at a cost of over $3 million.
The park was created under the administration of Ponce mayor Rafael Cordero Santiago. It initially consisted of 80 acres (320,000 m2) of land and lakes. It was subsequently expanded to 125 acres (0.51 km2). It opened in 1994 under the administration of mayor Rafael Cordero Santiago and was considerably enlarged in October 2008 under the administration of mayor Francisco Zayas Seijo. It was built during the administration of Mayor Rafael Cordero Santiago.
The family-oriented park has paddle boats, picnic areas with gazebos, exotic birds, skate park and various playgrounds for children and a Ridable miniature railway.