Sunday, September 27 is World Rivers Day. Join local organizations at riverside picnics hosted all over Costa Rica.

Yoga, music, food… there’s something for everyone at the #PicnicEnElRioCR events happening across the nation. Find one near you, and don’t forget to bring some food to share!

LOCATION: Polideportivo Aranjuez

ORGANIZED BY: Polideportivo Aranjuez, Comité Cantonal de Deportes de San José, Asociación Parque Polideportivo Aranjuez and Río Urbano

TIME: 8 am – 1 pm

ACTIVITIES:

CONTACT: 8366-0852

LOCATION: Close to Parque El Cristobal, 200m from CECUDI

ORGANIZED BY: A01, Mora Construye para la Paz, The Asociación de Vecinos de Desarrollo para el Mejoramiento del Parque El Cristobal and others

TIME: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

ACTIVITIES:

  • Walk / Bike to Río Pacacua (8:30 am)
  • Zumba (9 am)
  • Yoga (10 am)
  • Traditional Games, Sports and Stories (11 am)
  • Project Presentation, “Parque Natural y Recreativo El Cristobal” (noon)

CONTACT: 8318-8050

LOCATION: Parque La Tabacalera

ORGANIZED BY: Carpe Chepe and Pausa | Urbano

TIME: 11 am – 2pm

ACTIVITIES: grilled meat, shared food, music and more

CONTACT: 8326-6142

LOCATION: 1km west of the entrance to Los Chorros in Carrillos de Poás

ORGANIZED BY: Troop 117 of Costa Rica’s Guias y Scouts Association

TIME: 8 am – 1 pm

ACTIVITIES: a walk, guided games and food

CONTACT: [email protected]

LOCATION: the protected area of Quebrada Los Negritos, 100m south of INEC

ORGANIZED BY: ChepeCletas and Costa Rica Limpia

TIME: 10 am – 1 pm

ACTIVITIES: hula hoops, cake, balloons and more

CONTACT: 8501-5931 or 8849-8316

LOCATION: Parque Lomas de Ayarco (Parque de los Arboles)

ORGANIZED BY: Curridabat

TIME: 10 am – 1 pm

ACTIVITIES: inflatable games and food to share

CONTACT: 8393-0325

  • Río Enmedio, Santa Cruz (9 am – 1 pm), 8894-0131
  • Río Jorco, Vuelta de Jorco (8 am  – 11 pm), 8313-5543 or 8529-6275
  • Río Machuca, San Mateo (10 am – 1 pm), 2101-0017
  • Río María Aguilar, Barrio José María Zeledón (10 am – 1 pm), 8767-1322
  • Río María Aguilar, Parque de La Paz (10 am – 12 pm), 2283-7080 or [email protected]
  • Río Pejibaye, Turrialba 1 (10 am – 1 pm), 8312-8600
  • Río Pejibaye, Turrialba 2 (10 am – 1 pm), 8861-1756
  • Río Poas, Aserrí (10 am – 1 pm), 8558-6831
  • Río Tiribí, Barrio Berroiba (10 am – 1 pm), 8741-3968 or 4082-2406
  • Río Torres, Guaymí (9 am – 1 pm), [email protected] or 8820-0492
  • Río Torres, Los Cipreses (10 am and on), 8488-5260
  • Río Toyogres, Dulce Nombre (10 am – 1 pm), 8414-4797
  • Río Virilla, Belén (9 am – 12:30 pm), 8359-4137 or [email protected]
  • Quebrada Lajas, Sta. Ana (11 am – 1 pm), 8324-2627
  • Quebrada Quebradas, Parque La Libertad (10 am – 1 pm), 2276-9400 ext. 2016 or 2017*

*confirmation required

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