Abdón Calderón Park
This park is in the center of Cuenca and it is constituted as the axis of the style chessboard style used for the construction of Cuenca in the first years of the Spanish city. Around the park there are buildings such as the Cathedral, the Municipality and the Foundation of Tourism for Cuenca. In the center of the park there is statue in honor to Abdón Calderón and there are 8 pine trees brought from Chile planted around the memorial, these trees were sowed by president Luis Cordero.
San Francisco Square
This square is the center of sales of textile garments, especially from the north of the country. From the time of the foundation, it is known as the "Fair Square" and it has been used for the trade of products ever since. It is located on Aguirre and Mariscal Sucre Streets.
Square of the Blacksmiths
Located in the "Neighborhood of the Forges"; it is a square that honors "Vulcano, the god of fire" who reminds us of the artisans of fire because thanks to it they give us beautiful crafts in fused metal.
Square of El Carmen
This square holds the traditional Flower Market and it is located next to the Cathedral and in front of the Church of El Carmen. This square is adorned by the facade of the temple which is made of carved stone.
San Blas Park
This park escorts the church of the same name located in the oriental part of the Sucre Street. In the center of the park there is a monument to Manuel Calle which is surrounded by a beautiful water fountain.
Plazoleta El Rollo (The Roll Square)
It is located to the north of the city, in the neighborhood known as "El Vecino" (The Neighbor) which is one of the oldest in the city. The attractiveness of this park is the "Pillory" built in 1787 where the heads of those who were executed were hung openly to be seen by the city.
San Sebastian Park
This park escorts the building of the Museum of Modern Art and in its center is a monument to Poet Miguel Moreno. Surrounding it is the Church of San Sebastian and the Larrazabal house with portals. The park is on Talbot and Sucre Streets.
It is known by the inhabitants as the Rotary Square. A great variety of handcrafts from the area are sold here, such as: utilitarian ceramic, locksmith's, rustic furniture, basketwork, cabuya (string plant) rugs, and brass, tin and marble items, etc.
It is located on Gaspar Sangurima and Vargas Machuca Streets.
María Auxiliadora Park
This park was the axis of Sunday life in the area and it was the point for encounters and social meetings long time ago. It has green wide areas with gardens and a large open area in the central part dominated by a monument in honor to Salesiano Priest Carlos Crespi who was devoted to education and archaeological investigation. This park is located on Gaspar Sangurima and General Torres Streets.
Cruz del Vado Square (Cross of the Ford)
It is located in a true balcony of the city, from this point you can see the low and modern side of Cuenca. It is raised in one of the most traditional neighborhoods in the city. This cross rose as a symbol of protection for travelers that had to cross the waters of the Tomebamba River whenever it was flooded. It is located on Juan Montalvo and Calle Larga Streets.
The Mother's Park
It is located at the riverside of the Tomebamba River on Federico Malo and 12 de Abril Avenues. It is a park dedicated to recreation and sports; it has green spaces and a playground for children as well as a track for athletes. There is also a municipal planetarium where documentaries of great interest, especially for children, about the Earth and the Space are shown.
The Nuns' Square
It is a small square downtown next to the Convent and Church of Las Conceptas. It is located on Presidente Córdova and Presidente Borrero Streets. It is a small square of stone with a small water fountain in its center.
"Victor J. Cuesta" Park
It is a park located in the area of the historical center between the Presidente Córdova and Tomás Ordoñez Streets. It has a monument made of marble and brass in honor to the Apostle Cuencano Victor J. Cuesta, recognized especially for his social work with children of Cuenca. It has green wide areas and an area for the recreation of children.
"Mary Corile" Park
This small park is at the end of the city inside a residential area. It has a playground and green areas; it is a very calmed place. It is located on Miguel Estrella and J. Sthiele Streets.
"Carlos Cueva" Park
It is near to the latter park, located a residential area at the east of the historical center of Cuenca. It possesses a wide playground area and a small water fountain. It is on Alfonso Malo and Manuel Vega Streets.