One of the many treasures I have found in Guadalajara is Parque Mirador. Located at the end of the Macrobus line on Independencia Norte, Mirador is about a 20 minute ride from Centro Guadalajara.
The park is also adjacent to a university campus. I often see students lounging about or playing sports in the area overlooking the canyon. I wish my campus in Canada would have had a spectacular view like this.
As I meander through the park, I admire the vegetation. In July everything has turned very green from all the rain. There are benches scattered throughout the park where I often sit and enjoy the greenery. The view of the canyon is always close by in the background.
There is an interesting playground area in the park. The slides, climbing structures and swings are of colorful metal construction, but would never meet the Canadian safety standards.
There is a small restaurant where I often gaze out at the canyon while sipping a Negra Modelo.
A large statue of Hidalgo is prominently displayed in the park and is visible from the street outside.
Parque Mirador. The air is often filled with voices and laughter as it is a popular place for picnics with families and friends. At other times the peace and tranquility lends itself to reading a book. But what I like best is that I can lose myself in my thoughts and rest in the moment.