The Parque Las Águilas area includes the adjoining Parque Japón, the Panteón Jardín, the Parque Ecológico Las Aguilas, and the Parque Ecológico Presa Tarango. That last one adjoins the 2do Parque las Águilas. Together, this broad area makes up the center of the Colonia Las Águilas. The parks lend much to the already tree-lined area. The Parque Tarango is at the southwestern end of the area.
The Colonia Las Águilas dates only from the late 20th century. Home to the Japanese Mexico Association, the neighborhood is home to the small Manga Museum of Japanese illustration, the Japanese Center Restaurant and the Japanese Chamber of Commerce. This intense cultural interchange explains the Japanese themed park and training grounds.
The parks were rehabilitated in 2018-19. The project improved circulation and children’s areas and added some new spaces. An equestrian garden, multipurpose gardens, an artificial lake and a mountain bike track were all added. Runners got a rubberized jogging track.
The project was designed architect Mario Schjetnan who is best known for work on the Parque La Mexicana. He also worked on the Parque Bicentenario in Azcapotzalco.
Today, the parks are integral to the Las Aguilas neighborhood. But they also make a fine stop along the Cuernavaca Railroad Bikeway. An enormous area, much of it is conducive to a side-trip into the surrounding area. With this many parks, it’ll be hard not to go.