Parque Ecológico Chico Mendes

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Parque Ecológico Chico Mendes information

Rio de Janeiro City , Brazil
Address
Street Km 17, Av Jarbas de Carvalho 679
Extras Recreio dos Bandeirantes
Telephone
+55 2437 6400
Opening hours
8am-5pm
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Lonely Planet review

This 40-hectare park was created in 1989 and named after the Brazilian ecological activist who was murdered for his work. The park protects the remaining sand-spit vegetation from real estate speculators. The facilities include a visitors' center and ecological trails leading to a small lake.