Simon Bolivar Metropolitan Park Bogota
The Simón Bolívar Metropolitan Park is located in the center of Bogotá, Colombia and is surrounded by some of the main avenues. It is the largest park in an urban area.
It is formed by five smaller parks. The Simon Bolivar, El Salitre, Parque de los Novios, Unidad Deportiva El Salitre and Jardín Botánico José Celestino Mutis. The system includes artificial lakes, 2 parks, a children's museum and the Colosseum.
In total, the Simón Bolivar Metropolitan Park is about 380 to 400 acres. It is bigger than Central Park in New York. Yet there are sounds that the want to built a larger park in Bogota for the hosting of major concerts.
The park is best known for "Rock al parque". A free rock concert which is organized in the park for 13 years. Concerts at the park have a maximum number of 120 thousand visitors. In February 2008, the British band Iron Maiden had a gig in the park.