The Burle Marx Park has an important role in the composition of São Paulo green areas, as it contributes to improve the air quality, noise reduction, preservation of fauna and flora, alleviation of "heat islands", and to leisure the population.
This park is totally dedicated to the contemplative leisure, and its main purpose is to approximate São Paulo's population to nature, providing pleasant walks through the forest consisted of remaining species from "Mata Atlântica" (Atlantic Rain Forest).
Besides the extensive fauna and flora, this 108.000m² area also features valuable buildings to our history and architecture, as the "House of Taipa and Pestle", dated from the Nineteenth Century and used by the "Bandeirista Cycle", and the Garden of the most famous Brazilian landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx, which houses a water mirror, a set of sculptural panels, royal palms, a beautiful pergola in front of a two colors lawn that mimics a chessboard.
The Burle Marx Park is a haven for birds and other important groups of animals that here have their habitat guaranteed, being one of the last places representing the Atlantic Forest within the urban area.
The Park origin is linked to the urbanization of ancient Ranch Tangara (approximately 438.000m²) located near the Marginal Pinheiros River
In the 40s, the Tangara Ranch was owned by a famous Brazilian businessman named Baby Pignatari, who decided to build a house to live with his future wife, Princess Ira Von Austrian Furstemberg. At the time, the talented landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx was hired to plan and deliver the garden of Pignatari's residence, which was designed by the recognized architect Oscar Niemeyer. However, Pignatari's romance didn't work out and the house remained unfinished for many following years.
Burle Marx's product is the current set of artistic and scenic from Burle Marx Park, a sculpture panel composed of high and low relief, a chess garden, a pergola, water features, and a composition of 15 royal palms. The work is dated from 1950, and underwent a restoration intervention conducted by Burle Marx itself in 1991.
In 1990 occurred the urban development of the neighborhood, and the criteria for establishing the park were the existence of large areas with significant presence of native and secondary forest, and the presence of the remaining elements from Roberto Burle Marx project.
At the time of deployment of the Park, the Municipality of São Paulo opted to establish their management as a pioneer, through private initiative. To this end, an agreement was signed with the Foundation Aron Birmann pledged to administer and manage the Park Burle Marx, without cost to the city, keeping all the prerogatives of public parkland.
Burle Marx Trails
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Hiking and jogging into the forest are one of the great advantages of Burle Marx Park. The roads surrounding the lakes take the users to a real sensory experience into the woods, with the right to observe a huge variety of animals and tree species.
You can clearly feel the temperature difference near the lakes and the forest, and in places open to the presence of grasses.
Track "A" is 350m, and it's recommended for beginners because it is flatter. Track "B" is a little more difficult because it's 850m and it has a little bit of climb. And to complete our course, Track "C" is 1050m and it's recommended for people with good fitness because of the big uphill.
Parque Burle Marx is characterized by the predominance of native woody vegetation that covers a large area of diversified relief, which houses more than 90 wildlife species, mostly birds.
The greatest attractions for our users are the white tufted marmosets. Even being an exotic specie here, they live in the woods and provide joyful moments to those who like to interact with animals. There are also quite abundant lizards, opossums, turtles, guinea pigs and fish. Click here and download our List of the Park Fauna!
The main purpose of this Park is the preservation of this Public Green Area, it's used for the welfare of the urban population, and their interaction with the local flora and fauna.
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