in a neighborhood with no beach and spanning an area of
21.3 hectares, Córrego Grande Ecological Park has
a diversified infrastructure which offers the visitor another
alternative in the area of leisure in Florianopolis. The
park's great attraction lies in its interpretative trails.
Flanked by native forest, the park has signposts and identification
tags on approximately 100 tree species. These tags are made
of metal and have a protective film cover to make them last
longer. The reason for this is the important role they play
in the park's Environmental Education Project. The park
also has a trail which is adapted for the use of those with
special needs. For those interested in finding out more
about the flora and fauna, there are information kiosks
and specialized guides available during working hours.
Once you have done the trails, why not relax beside one
of the two ponds? If the kids can't stay still, you have
the option of the playground and toy house, as long as the
child is accompanied by an adult. Sporting activities are
also encouraged in the park. There is a kiosk from the Municipal
Foundation of Sports and a multi-purpose court. The court
is open to the public and all you need to do to use it is
reserve beforehand. There are also Yoga and Tai Chi Chuan
classes in the park with master Monica Santana giving Yoga
class on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8h00 am and
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 04h30 pm. Classes are free and,
to join in, just bring a mat on which to exercise.
On Sundays, there are Tai Chi Chuan classes
at 10 am. More information available by phone: (48) 3234-6049.
The Municipal Foundation for the Environment - 'Floram'
maintains a plant nursery and glasshouse for the research
and cultivation of native seedlings. During the day, visitors
are received by guides who explain the work done by Floram.
Workshops in paper craftwork are also offered here. The
purpose of the project is to encourage people to adopt the
3R's method (reduce, recycle and reuse) in their daily routines,
starting with minor habit changes. The workshop is open
to schools, elderly groups and non-governmental organizations,
as well as the wider community. Already formed groups can
arrange a visiting time by contacting 3234-6049 or 3338-0021.
Individuals in the community interested in taking part in
the project should register and wait for groups of ten students
to be formed.
Rua João Pio Duarte Silva, 535 - Near UFSC
Opening Hours: Daily from 07 am to 06 pm. During the summer,
the park is open from 07 am to 07 pm.