Why is it called Kennedy Park? The Official name for this park is: Parque Central de Miraflores but most people call it colloquially Kennedy Park, named so in memory of John F Kennedy who supported the very famous Peruvian president called Manuel Carlos Prado y Ugarteche (president of Peru in two terms: 1939 – 1945 & 1956 -1962) who at that time had a lot of financial and political support from President Kennedy who was also visited Peru back in the 50´s!
At the beginning of 1900, there was only a simple flat Green area with a very rudimentary church(Now Church of Virgen de la Milagrosa, the older one was destroyed).
Nowadays this Park is very famous; very much visited by lots of locals and tourists because of its history and location, there are lots of restaurants, bars, cats, art-painting displays.
Sandwiches & desserts & Amphitheater & Church
While walking at this park you will also see lots of Small Cars or trolleys with Sandwiches Local Women are selling their products | There is also a live-music on every Saturday so that seniors from Miraflores can dance, this happens at the small amphitheatre known as Chabuca Granda and finally don´t miss the Church of Virgen Milagrosa designed by Ricardo de Jaxa Malachowski.
I Have kids, is this a good place?
Sure it is, there a cool place where kids can play!
¿Why too many cats in this Park?
Local people say that many years ago there were lots of Rats and Mouses at this Park therefore Locals use to leave their cats in this area but unfortunately as time went by many people misunderstood this issue and they started bringing their cats on purpose cause they though this place was for all cats that you cannot take care of! Therefore we have many cats in this area, we calculate at least 25 of them, the good thing is that they are well-taken care by the neighbours who bring them food, anyway Kennedy Park without cats wouldn’t be the same!
Nearby places to Kennedy Park:
Don´t just walk in the park go beyond than that like:
Bajada Balta (this is the access to the Malecon-Cliff)
Best restaurants near Kennedy park in Miraflores Lima:
It is a Café Bistrot spot with the best Peruvian Culinary, there is also Peruvian culinary fusion with French and European gastronomy.
Awesome Peruvian culinary, this place is also availed for Vegetarians and gluten-free!
Wonderful Peruvian-Japanese food culinary, try fusion of Asia and Peru
What to do in Miraflores? Apart from eating and exploring the Central park of Miraflores, you can join the free walking tours in Lima, leaving from Miraflores!