As the largest park in Quito, El Parque La Carolina boasts an expansive space for recreation including a boating lake, playgrounds, volleyball and basketball courts, and restaurants. It is situated near several shopping centers and is home to art festivals on the weekends.
"El Parque Carolina was one of our frequented locations. On the weekends whether the weather was beautiful or overcast it seemed like every family in Quito was there spending time together and just enjoying life. There are places to play soccer, basketball, frisbee, go paddle boating, skateboard, dirt bike ride, etc. It was really the place to be on the weekends and just so beautiful." -Ruthie G., George Washington University