Manzanares Park is a large, 480 Ha. park in the south of Madrid
. It follows the Manzanares River, backbone of the park, for seven kilometers between the M-30 Nudo Sur ("South Knot") and the town of Getafe.The first part (Primer Tramo) of the park was inaugurated on April 29, 2003. The rest of the Park is under construction.
The most significant areas of the finished part are: The Green Square (Plaza Verde), a wooden amphitheatre structure.The Alley of Senses (Paseo de los Sentidos), which goes along the river and is planted with palm trees, oak, cork, olive trees.The Umbráculo.The Sports Area, with several football, basketball and handball fields.The Loop, a six meter wide way around the park.