Founded atop a 20th-century steel foundry, Fundidora Park is now one of Monterrey’s most well-loved parks that’s popular among local families and visitors alike. There’s something to suit most, with children’s museums tailored to the youngest visitors, indoor ice rinks suitable for the whole family, and concert halls ideal for culture fiends. Ride a boat down the Santa Lucía river, rent a bike and make the most of the cycle paths, take to the water in a swan-shaped pedalo, or join the runners, rollerskaters, and skateboarders instead, before learning about the park’s past life at the Museo del Acero Horno 3.
Things to Know Before You Go
Thanks to its wealth of attractions and activities, Fundidora Park is a must visit for all travelers in Monterrey, especially families.
Fundidora Park hosts several music festivals each year, including Hellow Fest and Beyond Wonderland.
Entrance to Fundidora Park is free but many of the attractions within charge admission.
There are several snack kiosks, cafés, and seating areas in Fundidora Park.
Fundidora Park is fully wheelchair and stroller accessible, although some of the attractions within the park may not be.
How to Get There
Fundidora Park is situated 1.5 miles (2.5 kilometers) from the Monterrey downtown and is easily accessible on foot, private vehicle, and public transit. There are 10 access points, although most visitors in the downtown find it easiest to arrive via the Santa Lucía Riverwalk. The closest Metrorrey subway station is Parque Fundidora and there’s plenty of on-site parking.
When to Get There
Fundidora Park is typically open year-round from the early morning until the late evening and is especially popular among local families at weekends and after work. Visit midweek for a quieter experience or attend one of the many music festivals that take place in Fundidora Park annually. Avoid visiting at midday during the summer months when it can be unbearably hot in Monterrey.
The Best Parks in Mexico
Fundidora Park is easily one of the best parks in Monterrey, but there are plenty more green spaces for travelers to appreciate in Mexico. In Mexico City, Chapultepec Park is full of modern art museums, nature trails, and even a hilltop castle, while Parque Independencia in Guadalajara offers sweeping vistas over the canyon below.
- Sesamo Park Plaza (Parque Plaza Sesamo)
- Macroplaza (La Gran Plaza)
- St. Lucia Riverwalk (Paseo Santa Lucia)
- Glass Museum (Museo del Vidrio)
- Calle Morelos
- Barrio Antiguo (Old Town)
- Mexican Baseball Hall of Fame (Salón de la Fama)
- Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana)
- Mirador del Obispado (Bishop’s Lookout)
- Plaza Fiesta San Agustin
- Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma Brewery (Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma)
- State Museum of Popular Cultures (Museo Estatal de Culturas Populares)
- Monterrey City Hall (Palacio Municipal)
- Chipinque Ecological Park (Parque Ecológico Chipinque)
- Villa de Santiago