A well-manicured teenager, Parque Villa Lobos has been open for business for just 17 years, making it a relative newcomer to the city. Its oldest trees are now fully grown, but large swathes of unshaded grass still dominate the vista.
Concrete bike and jogging tracks meander past football pitches, ball courts and gymnastic equipment, drawing crowds of fitness freaks. A mind-boggling array of leisure pursuits can be seen in full swing at the weekend, from kite flying to remote-controlled aeroplanes and a dog agility arena. Take it all in on wheels by renting a bike, roller skates or even a skateboard.