The Innova multidisciplinary centre in Benalmádena. / SUR

Town hall marks 10th anniversary of the Innova centre with improvements and new initiatives

The project will include a new access road to the library, the extension of the skate park, the installation of a climbing wall and several new leisure and sporting activities

TONY BRYANT

The Innova Centre in Benalmádena will mark its tenth anniversary with a series of improvements and new initiatives aimed at enhancing its sport and leisure services for young people.

Councillor for Youth, María Isabel Ruiz and councillor for Sport, Joaquín Villazón visited the municipal multidisciplinary centre, situated in Parque La Paloma, last week in order to announce plans for the initiatives. These will include a new access road to connect Avenida García Lorca to the municipal library, which is located behind the Innova building.

New activities and installations

Plans also include the extension of the skate park and the installation of a climbing wall, along with the introduction of new activities such as fitness flamenco and aero yoga classes, cross training activities, table tennis, and capoeira, a Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance, acrobatics and music.

The improvement of the centre, which was halted during the pandemic, began in 2019 and included the creation of a calisthenics fitness area and a mini basketball court.

"We will celebrate the tenth anniversary in December by undertaking a series of improvements to develop the services and activities at the Innova building and its surroundings, thus meeting the demand of the users of its outdoor sports facilities,” the councillor for Youth explained.

Opened in December 2011, Innova is a multidisciplinary space that combines new technologies, training and the connection of different cultures, ages and concerns. The centre hosts numerous training and creative initiatives and acts as an interactive meeting point for young people to enjoy direct access to training workshops, seminars, university studies and employment training courses.