O'Higgins Park is Santiago, Chile's second largest public park (Santiago's Metropolitan Park is the largest). It is located in the center of the capital, in the Santiago Commune. Measuring some 190 acres (770,000 m²), it is about a fourth the size of Manhattan's Central Park. The park, named after Bernardo O'Higgins (one of the Chile's independence fathers), is a popular place for families to visit during weekends and holidays, especially during the national holiday (September 18), when a number of fondas and ramadas a traditional Chilean place for dancing, eating and drinking are open to the public for a few days.
The park contains several structures like the Field of Mars (Campos de Marte) also known as The Ellipse (La Elipse), for its shape where every September 19, the military parade takes place; the Little Town (El Pueblito) consists in a small street surrounded by shops and museums. Fantasilandia, the biggest amusement park in the country, is located on its northwestern corner. There is also a public pool, a roller skating field, a skate park, tennis courts, a soccer field, a theater and even a private university. The park itself has several paths that cover its extension and there is also an artificial lake. There's also the indoor stadium Movistar Arena, which holds mostly musical events.