The Luis Muñoz Rivera Park is a 27.2 acre recreational public space located in Puerta de Tierra in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The park was named in honor of Puerto Rican statesman Luis Muñoz Rivera.HistoryIn 1919, land was set aside to create a large recreational park for the residents of San Juan. The land once formed part of the city's "Third line of defense" built in the 18th century. The powder magazine built in 1769, “El Polvorín de San Gerónimo”, designed by military engineer Thomas O'Daly, is still located on the grounds of the park.The east side of the park is bordered by the Puerto Rican Supreme Court building designed in 1952-56 by architects Toro Ferrer. To the north lies the public beach called "Escambron", the Parque del Tercer Milenio and the Sixto Escobar Stadium, former home of the San Juan Senators and Santurce Crabbers baseball clubs.The park was designed by Bennett, Parsons & Frost of Chicago in 1925. Its construction from 1926 to 1934 was directed by William Parsons and Francisco Valines Cofresí. The distinctive faux bois park elements and furniture were designed by sculptor Victor M. Cott in the 1930s. Subsequent major restorations have been directed by architects Orval Sifontes in the 1970s, Otto Reyes Casanova in 1990-93, and by Andres Mignucci, FAIA in 2000-04.Make Munoz Rivera Park a part of your San Juan vacation plans using our San Juan trip maker site.
Munoz Rivera Park Reviews
Our hotel was walking distance from here, the park at one time was beautiful I could imagine yet after the hurricane lots of trees have damage, roads/walkways have damage. Lots of statues and trails..... more »
The only reason I titled this review this way is that this park was qualified by a walking tour guide as being « San Juan’s Central Park, just like New York has its own ». So don’t get any such fancy.... more »
What an amazing Hidden Gem right and beautiful San Juan. Puerto Rico has so many beautiful Parks but I think more tourists need to see. This one for example was so lovely. We found it on accident jogging one morning. We saw chickens and iguanas basking in the Sun. The Banyan trees are so lovely providing lots of canopies , and the fort seems to be tucked in the middle of the park . And they were so many cute little areas. It was a great walk through. Wonderful place to have a picnic. Or just enjoy the beauty.
Nice beach area. 5$ to park. Showers are available. Can get decent waves for surfing. PR, there are some beautiful spots on the island, pick up your trash instead of dropping it where you stand.
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