Near the bustling heart of the capital of El Salvador there is a place dedicated to family and children´s recreation. The Children’s Amusement Park is a 5 block area covered with thick trees sheltering classic rides and rest areas.
This site was opened in 1892 under the name “Campo Marte ", as part of the 400 years of discovery of America celebrations, and its name comes from the Roman god of war, and became the official place for army parades and shows at the time.
Originally it covered 16 city blocks and was the gathering place for important events. In 1900 it served as the first landing strip for an aircraft in the country. In this park the current flag and coat of arms of El Salvador where presented to the public in1912.
Over the years, this open space became a real attraction for Salvadoran families. In 1883 it had a horse track and a racetrack. There are two monuments left from the old days: one in honor of the Salvadoran mother, and the other one named “Monument of the Eagle”, in commemoration of fallen combatants in a war that was fought against Guatemalan troops under the administration of General Carlos Ezeta
In 1976, the park underwent major makeover, including trimming its size to five blocks. Then the park became completely devoted to children. Among the changes was a small-motorized train that runs through the five acres of land and several games for children imported from Europe.
The rides are in constant maintenance to ensure the fun and safety of users.
If you visit the Children’s Park you will find a natural area with cultural identity and an area of games available for toddlers to seniors. Food is allowed into the park.
The Children’s Park is an iconic place for all generations of Salvadorans.
How to get there:
Address: 5th North Avenue and Alameda Juan Pablo II,
If driving: parking access is next to INDES (Ministry of Sport) on the right side. Parking cost is US$1.00 to US$2.00 (depends on vehicle size).
This site is very busy. Bus routes available: 4, 6, 7, 20, 24, 29, 41, 52, 101, 101-D and 109. Ticket cost US$0.25 to
Pedestrian access is located in front of “Eagle Monument” the Alameda Juan Pablo II.
Where to eat:
All visitors may bring food inside the park. Around the park there are many known restaurants (fast food). There are many street vendors in the area.
• Opening hours:
Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 am to 4:00 p.m.
• General admission: US$0.60
- Children under 8 years, or over 60 and people with special FREE
- Rides exclusively for children under 12 years: $0.25 each.
- Use of Rail: adults $0.60 and under 12 years $0.35.
Phone (503) 2222-8390
Elevation 2208 feet
N 13 ° 42,233 ‘
In 089 ° 11,704 ‘
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