arte y cultura
History The Municipality of Guayaquil inaugurated the Northern Linear Park on July of 2011, as part of the urban regeneration project of the city. The work was extended with a new stage of the park that reached the San Eduardo Navy Base that was inaugurated on July 14, 2012. Attractions It is a multipurpose park. The area extends for more than four kilometers (4,200 meters). It also has a complex of aquatic water games (towards the Barcelona avenue) that include two slides, water squirts and the traditional children’s games that include two wooden playhouses. It also has sport fields; two indoor soccer fields, one basketball court and one for volleyball. There is also a workout area and a bikeway. The Northern Linear Park is one of the favorite spaces for athletes and bicycle lovers due to its length, the piazzas equipped for fitness activities and the natural environment it provides. The park also offers an ecological and natural ambiance with preservation areas of mangroves in which a variety fauna can be appreciated along with endemic plant species of great ecological interest. There are rest and contemplation areas, like gardens, benches and four metallic pergolas. It also has a concrete dock with an articulated ramp linked to floating dock. In the park there is also a space for art and culture. Visitors can appreciate beautiful sculptures across the park, which were crafted by several artists, like the sculpture of the “Cabeza de Caballo” (Horse Head) from the artist of Guayaquil, Yela Loffredo de Klein, as well as “El Bagre” (The Catfish) by Jose Antonio Cauja and “Vuelo de Pajaro” (Bird’s Flight) by Manuel Velastegui. There are also three stained glass windows that were worked by Edgar Cevallos, which depict representative stories of the city and its illustrious heroes: “Guayaquil por la Patria”, “Olmedo” and “Guayaquil Mas Ciudad”. Next to the Nautical Club is the Clay Museum “Guayaquil en la historia: Maria Eugenia Puig Lince” (Guayaquil in History) in which the story of the city and the country is told through the clay murals. Services It provides private security, parking lots for 25 vehicles, cobbled and concrete walking paths; a fenced front area, metallic benches, rest areas, access ramps for the building, a bus stop for public and private transportation, bicycle parking areas and public service point.
Address: Barcelona S.C. Avenue.