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A large family green area of ??6,000 m2 opens in the new pedestrian axis between Ronda Sur and Santiago el Mayor (14/09/2020)

| The José Antonio Camacho garden has a new multi-sports court, skill circuits, balance games, an ornamental fountain and boards chess and ludo, elements surrounded by more than 150 trees and a 650 m2 meadow | The mayor of Murcia, José Ballesta, together with the councilor for Urban Development and Modernization of the Administration, José Guillén, and the mayor of Pedanías and Barrios, Marco Antonio Fernández, this morning supervised the end of work on the José Antonio Camacho garden, located in Patiño, a 6,000 m2 green area that has been completely renovated and opens for families with innovative elements for all ages, such as picnic tables, skill games, trampolines and a multi-sports court, promoting the practice of outdoor sports."Recovering our public spaces, putting the pedestrian at the center of decision-making, to improve the quality of life of Murcian and environmental quality, are the green pedestrian axes that guide this action, which directly benefits almost 20,000 who reside in the Patiño district and the neighborhoods of Santiago El Mayor and San Pío X ”, highlighted José Ballesta.2,000 m2 of game with futsal goalsThe project has involved the creation of a large 2,000-square-meter children's area in José Antonio Camacho Square, which brings together traditional games and skill, as well as the installation of a 72-square-meter multisport court (12 meters long and 6 wide), which has futsal goals and basketball baskets.Also, the park has another children's area, which opens a canopy of more than 200 square meters for families.Trampolines and chess boards, ludo and tic-tac-toeIn addition, the City Council has equipped a new recreation area with picnic tables and another with trampolines, as well as a new space for traditional games with boards to play chess, Parcheesi and tic-tac-toe.In addition, for the little ones, panels and drawings have also been set up on the pavement and an area for speed games - to differentiate the surfaces of use, the park has pavements of different formats and colors.A 12,000 m2 pedestrian axis with new entrancesAmong the works carried out in this environment, the creation of new paved entrances stands out, which connect the José Antonio Camacho square, 6,000 square meters, with the Master Ibarra Garden, of another 6,000 square meters, creating a pedestrian axis of 12,000 square meters, favoring the clean mobility and sustainability.Specifically, the City Council has allocated an injection of 140,299 euros to this project, which has also involved the renovation of all urban furniture and that "is framed within the Extraordinary Investment Plan in Pedanías, endowed with 14 million euros," he said José Ballesta.Water and shadow, main elementsIn addition, the José Antonio Camacho Garden has a new ornamental fountain; action that is part of the municipal strategy Objective Alberca 2023, "with which we give water a central place in the parks of our municipality, an essential element in Mediterranean gardens since its origins", recalled the Murcian councilor.Fountains are spaces that help to turn green areas into cooler spaces with cleaner air, and they soften temperatures.

Likewise, one of the children's areas also opens the 200-square-meter pergola, an action that is part of the Shadow Plan, the municipal strategy that allows families to enjoy new shaded spaces, protecting them from solar radiation and high temperatures.Plan Foresta: 156 trees and a 650 m2 meadowThe José Antonio Camacho garden has a total of 156 trees, among which are the new hackberry trees that have been planted and the new 650m2 meadow set up in the park, a measure framed within the City Council's Forest Plan 2030, “with which we are to double the number of specimens in the municipality over the next decade, reaching 200,000 trees ", said the Murcian councilor, who recalled that" a tree absorbs up to 150kg of CO2 per year.One of the youngest areas of the municipalityThe new park will especially benefit the nearly 20,000 residents who reside in the Patiño district and in the neighborhoods of San Pío X and Santiago El Mayor, where more than 9,000 residents are children or young people under 35 years of age; one of the areas with the highest birth rates in the municipality.Information campaign with signs indicating the capacityThe Consistory has deployed an information campaign both in the children's areas and in the gymnastics equipment of the 600 parks in the Murcian neighborhoods and districts, among which are the José Antonio Camacho Square and the Ibarra Master Garden.These areas, which are open under all safety and hygiene protocols, have been marked with informative signs that indicate the capacity of each space - depending on the size of the park - and the safety distance, among other indications.The Ibarra Master Garden, another reference area for sports with a running trackThe Maestro Ibarra Park is another of the green areas of the municipality that have also been renovated by the Murcia City Council, which has become a benchmark for outdoor sports - it houses a longitudinal blue track for 400 meters.

, marked by City Hall beacons that indicate the distance of the route, which surrounds the park surroundings, and with a basketball court, which also has a goal.In this park, which has an ornamental fountain, the pavement was also renovated, covering an area of ??about 4,000 square meters, and nest boxes with drinking troughs for birds of different sizes were set up, among other actions.

It also has a children's play area, lounge chairs, geronto-gymnastics equipment and an outdoor gym for calisthenics.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Murcia

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