Amusement & Leisure Parks
Biggest green area in Sao Paulo at 120,000 meters square. Park created in 1929 and has various attractions including an aquarium, geographic museum and playgrounds. Av Francisco Matarazzo, 455, Agua Branca. Free for the under fives and over sixty fives.
Showcase for local vegetation, park created in 1892. 300 year old trees and benches sculpted to look like chairs. Renovated in 1968 by Roberto Burle Marx, the Brazilian landscaper famed for Rios mosaic-tile beachfront pavements. R. Peixoto Gomide
Thermas Water Park
11 outdoor swimming pools, 8 water slides and a small farm with farmyard animals. Km 189, SP 304. Monday to Sunday 08:00-18:00.
Viveiro Manequinho Lopes
Most of Sao Paulos plants and trees are grown in The Manequinho Lopes Nursery. Designed by Roberto Burle Marx. Gate 7a Av. Republica do Libano, Parque Ibirapuera. Weekdays from 08:00-18:00.
One of the biggest green spaces in the City at over 9 million square meters, Anhanguera Park has kiosks selling ice creams and cold drinks, and clearly marked cycling routes. Av. Fortunata Tadiello Natucci, 1000 Km 24.5 da rod Anhanguera. 06:00-18:00
Indoor ice rink on the ground floor of Shopping Eldorado. Ice hockey and ice skating lessons can be arranged. Shopping Eldorado, Av Reboucas, 3970, Jardim Paulista.
Parque do Morumbi
Tranquil park, 138 million m2 in size. Large lake and natural native forest make up 80 percent of the space. Open Monday to Sunday 07:00-19:00. Av. Dona Helena Pereira de Morais, 200, Parque do Morumbi, South region.