Madrid in its constant effort to provide places for locals to enjoy open space activities decided to close off an area of the Parque del Oeste to traffic.
This park is actually the area that englobes the Templo de Debod (check the Templo de Debod article), the Rosaleda, and the Teleferico de Madrid, and following the Paseo de Pintor Rosales north all the way to the very beginning of the street. In particular the city hall has closed off the street called Paseo de Camoens y Valero, just at the roundabout of the fountain Juan de Villanueva.
It’s one of the lesser populated areas of Madrid, and there is much freedom to practice most types of sports on wheels, rollerblading and skateboarding are perfect for this area, and you’ll see dozens of people practicing other sports or just doing their thing throughout the entire weekend.
Curiously this park has over 30 points of interest between singular trees, foliage, statues and monuments that most locals are unaware even exist. You’ll be able to access a map of the entire park and the POI on their website if you would like to know more.
I personally like to come here for strolling and photography as there are so many unique corners in this park that there is something new to capture every time.