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A (sustainable) picnic to enjoy a day in nature

Hosted by the Consul of the Porto City Trotters Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sun 26 Aug 11:00 - 18:00

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Hi, there! Let's have a different day with friends!

Located between Esmoriz and Cortegaça, Protected content is perfect to enjoy a different summer day. Awarded in Protected content the category "Sustainable Cities" of the Green Project Awards, this is a space of 24 hectares where you can find a playground, six ponds and a garden of aromatic plants.

This award-winning park was built in a space where a wastewater treatment plant once operated. Currently is a spectacular and extensive green area where you will be fully integrated with nature. And you will still have the native animals to make your tour even richer.

Prepare the picnic basket, a towel and some books and leave for a different and pleasant day.
There are many options of activities to choose from: walks or bike rides along the park rails. Or you can do a jog or some exercise. Or just stay calm, enjoying a good conversation or an exciting book with a good glass of wine! It is up to you! :)

You can also enjoy the ducks and frogs in the ponds, or try to discover some of the more timid animals that, although they live quietly in their habitat, tend to flee from the eyes of others. Foxes, ducks, and even woodpeckers can be seen at the Protected content

And if you like gardening and herbs, take advantage of the aromas that emanate from the herb garden of the park, which is concerned with resorting to renewable energies. Around the park, you may find the panels of solar energy and wind generators that feed its lighting.

In addition to all this, they also have an environmental education center, an observation tower, and two observatories: one in the north of the park and the other in the south.

If during your visit you feel like going for a bike ride, do not worry. The Park has bicycles available and at no cost. Just leave an ID and set out on the adventure through the 24 hectares of green that make up the park.

(We suggest that each one brings some food and drinks and we can share it all. And for those who hate preparing sandwiches and snacks, no problem! There is a cafeteria in the park for emergencies! :)

Let´s have fun and enjoy a summer Sunday!


General information

- You can reach Protected content

- Your kids are welcome