Rio’s Port Zone Opens New Urban Park in Santo Cristo

The Parque Urbano, created as a part of the revitalization of the Santo Cristo neighborhood, will serve as a space for relaxing, working, artistic presentations and eating.

By Jay Forte and Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Last weekend, on Saturday, December 3rd, the neighborhood of Santo Cristo in Rio’s Port Zone opened a new public park in a ceremony, which was accompanied by a day of special events. The area is named Parque Urbano (Urban Park) and is part of the revitalization efforts by the city along the downtown waterfront.

During the opening ceremony, the park’s name – chosen from over six hundred suggestions and voted for by more than two thousand members of the public – was revealed. Spanning six thousand square meters . . .

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