The Girl of Ipanema Park located in the neighborhood of Arpoador in the city of Rio de Janeiro is part of an Environmental Protection Area (APA). Besides being highly recognized for its socio environmental importance, the park is also an important cultural and sports center of the city.
Instituto-E adopted the park for more than three years through a public-private partnership with the City Hall of Rio de Janeiro and with “Ipanema – RJ”, a project from Ipanema sandal´s brand.
During the adoption period many partnerships were consolidated, which enabled the revitalization and maintenance of the park, as well as the creation of a rich program of cultural, socio environmental and sports activities. These activities intended to achieve the improvement of quality of life in Rio de Janeiro.