Located in the southern section of the city, Parque O’Higgins is home to many attractions in Santiago, including two of the universities, a paleontology museum, the Movistar sports arena, and the Fantasilandia amusement park. It’s also a popular spot for picnics and outdoor recreation, including running. Although the park is not very large, you can fit a 4 kilometer circuit in by looping around the perimeter of the park. This busy park is a people watcher’s paradise, so it’s a perfect run for a city feel without the chaos of crowded city streets. You can start anywhere along the perimeter of the park, but the Parque O’Higgins Metro stop drops off in the Northeast corner. From there, you can loop around the ovoid track towards Rondizzoni and return behind the Movistar Arena.
- 4 km (2.5 miles)
- 15 meters (49 feet)
- Anywhere along the perimeter of the park
- Parque O’ Higgins Metro stop