O'Higgins Park Chile, Santiago

O'Higgins Park

O'Higgins Park is Santiago, Chile's second largest public park (Santiago's Metropolitan Park is the largest). It is located in the center of the capital, in the Santiago Commune. Measuring some 190 acres (770,000 m²), it is about a quarter of the size of Manhattan's Central Park.

The park, named after Bernardo O'Higgins (one of Chile's founding fathers), is a popular place for families to visit during weekends and holidays, especially during the national holiday on September 18, when a number of fondas and ramadas —traditional places for dancing, eating and drinking— are open to the public for a few days.

Since 2011, O’Higgins Park has hosted the annual music festival Lollapalooza Chile.