Though I had been to the Jardim Botanico on a number of occasions and had even taken the Canadoca there plenty, my first time at the playground there was just a couple of weeks ago. I'll be back soon! What a gorgeous park - and they have PROPER BABY SWINGS, people!!! Not something that you come across often in Rio.
As a funny little aside that struck me as typical - when I entered the park that particular day, a fellow approached me and asked if I would like to have a guided tour as he knew all about the park, it's history, he could really show me around, etc. Politely declining, I asked him if he might be so kind as to point me in the direction of the playground. He didn't know one existed! Eek! Glad I didn't take that tour...
Without further adieu, here are my photos of the playground at Jardim Botanico.
Follow up that playdate with lunch at Da Graca (typical Brazilian fare) on the other side of the Jardim - Rua Pacheco Leão, 780 and you have a very nice little day on your hands!