Mayor Ángeles Muñoz inspects the park’s auditorium. :: j. l.
The new recreational space, with gardens and sports pitches, is already a third completed and should be finished by the end of the summer
The new boulevard and park in San Pedro Alcántara, built over the tunnel on the A-7, is taking shape rapidly and some of its most important elements are already visible.
The pace of the works means that the park could be finished ahead of schedule, at the end of the summer, as long as nothing untoward happens.
So says mayor Ángeles Muñoz who visited the site this week and found it 35 per cent finished. She said, “While in principle the works should be completed by the end of September, if they continue like this then the date could be brought forward.”
The transformation of the 54,000 square metre site into a recreational zone has not been straightforward. Up to now work has been done on the most expensive, difficult and least visible elements such as the infrastructure for health and safety, services and electricity.
Still, some of the parts of the park, which will have gardens, fountains, sports grounds and an auditorium, are already starting to appear.
“The open air auditorium will be managed by the town hall and will facilitate the scheduling of shows for young people, ‘fiestas’ and cultural events,” said the mayor.
Once finished the park will enable the creation of new businesses and in turn jobs. The town hall wants to put out to tender the concessions for cafes, a food market and an artificial ice rink.
“This will permit the practice of sports that are not possible at the moment in Marbella, like ice hockey,” said Muñoz.
It will not be the only attraction in a project with a six-million-euro investment. Another feature already under construction is a seven-metre-high walkway which should allow passers-by to see the sea from the central zone of the park.