Asunción, Paraguay

Asunción Parks That Are Good for Running

In addition to the larger Parque Ñu Guazú and Parque de Salud for which we have routes, here are a few smaller parks that are pleasant for running. Most are too small to support a long distance run, but all are good for laps.

Parque Seminario: Though quite small, the Parque Seminario in Mburicao is a pleasant space where locals and visitors alike are welcome to run laps. The park is home to a lovely Catholic church, a religious retreat center, and some short dirt trails surrounding playground and exercise equipment. MAP.

Parque Público Bernardino Caballero: A nice addition to the Costanera (or a quick run on its own), the Parque Público Bernardino Caballero has a nice 1.5 km trail. It’s an irregular loop through a shady patch of forest. MAP.

Jardin Botanico: Located on the south end of the Zoo of Asunción. Admission to the botanical gardens is free, and many visitors describe it as having a large, public park feel. Running is permitted on the many dirt and paved trails of the gardens, but check with the staff before entering the zoo area. MAP.

Cerro Lambaré: For runners who find themselves outside Asunción central, the city of Lambaré boasts some great views of the Paraguay River from the top of Cerro Lambaré. The climb to the top of the hill is only about 1 km, but the 100 foot elevation gain makes it a fun challenge. MAP.