Taro river park

Strada Giarola - 11 - Collecchio - PR - 43044
Phone: +39 0521802688 Fax: +39 0521305732

the visit centre open Saturdays and Sundays from 2pm to 6pm. Closed in August.


free entrance


Al Centro visite è possibile noleggiare mountain bike e bici per bambini da aprile a luglio e in settembre e ottobre la domenica pomeriggio al costo di euro 3,00 per mezza giornata.

the Taro River Park covers about 2.500 hectars, bounded by the towns of Collecchio, Parma, Medesano and Noceto. The park is a strip of land running along the river for 20 kms, in a landscape of plains, hills and alluvial terraces. This area is an important stopping place along a bird migration route, where more than 200 species have been observed and registered. Rare birds such as terns, several species of ducks, stone plovers and night herons build their nests here, making it the ideal spot for birdwatching.

Vegetation is also very interesting, as along the banks of the river grow different species of willows and poplars, while in the grass stands a real botanical rarity: the Coriaria myrtifolia.
The Park can be visited on foot or by mountain bike. Motorvehicles are not allowed.

Inside the parc the Naturalistic Area Le Chiesuole open on Saturdays and Sundays from 9.00am to 12.00noon and from 3.00pm to 6.00pm, entrance fee euro 1.00; other days on reservation for groups and school.

At the Visitors centre it's possible to rent mountain bikes and bikes for kids from April to July and in September and October on Sunday afternoon. The cost is euros 3,00 for half a day.

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