Parque Ecológico Chico Mendes


in Barra da Tijuca & West of Rio

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 visitor center and ecological trails that lead to a small lake.

Enter on the north side of the park.