Lonely Planet review for Parque Almendares
Running along the banks of the city's Río Almendares, below the bridge on Calle 23, is this wonderful oasis of greenery and fresh air in the heart of chaotic Havana. The park was restored in 2003, and the restorers did a beautiful job: benches now line the river promenade and plants grow profusely. There are also many facilities here, including an antiquated miniature golf course, the Anfiteatro Parque Almendares (a small outdoor performance space) and a playground. There are several good places to eat.