Parco Trotter is located in Milano’s Turro district.
Up until 1924, the area was the headquarters of the Trotting Society, then the horse racing business was transferred to the San Siro facilities. The old racecourse is now a circular driveway and the stables have been transformed into school buildings.
Historically, the Casa del Sole was a special boarding school for frail and tuberculous children, a unique Milanese experience in Europe of an open-air-school with progressive pedagogical theories. The concept was to offer the young school population an ecologically-ideal environment.
Parco Trotter was almost like a small green town with two gyms, a swimming pool, a theatre, a small farm with orchards, animal pens and a church.
Eventually, in the 1970s the school opened up to local children to become a regular neighbourhood school and the park became accessible to the public.
It covers an area of 120,000 m2 and the circumference of the main circular ring is 800 meters with 6 equipped play areas, plus, 2 courts for volleyball basketball and five-a-side football on the area of the former swimming pool.