You won't hear any outbursts of shouting or laughter from children playing in the park or on the soccer field. When you close your eyes, your senses will detect down to the murmur of the tree branches swaying in the breeze. If you want to learn a little about tropical ecology, while relaxing and having a good time, visit Summit Municipal Park.
Hiking and nature
The park is located on the banks of the Panama Canal, between the towns of Paraíso and Gamboa.
It is a botanical and zoological garden covering a total of 250 hectares. There are vast lawns to sit under the shady trees, and shelter houses for a picnic lunch with family or friends.
The botanical garden includes a representation of plant species from tropical and subtropical countries around the world, as well as species that are native to Panama.
The zoo houses some 300 animals. One of the attractions of the zoo is the harpy eagle, Panama's national bird.
The park is open 365 days a year from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Phone: (507) 232-4850 / 232-4854
- Children under 12 enter for free.
- Visitors over 12 years old pay $1.00; senior citizens $0.50.
- All students dressed in school uniform are granted free admittance to the park.
DIA a DIA - Odalis Orozco