Construction Begins on La Siesta Park, a New €4.2 million 44,000 Square Metre Green and Sports Area in Torrevieja
On Monday, January 23, construction crews began clearing land for La Siesta Park, a 44,000 square metre green and sports area located in the heart of the San Luis-El Chaparral macro-urbanisation. The new park will be built close to the entrance to the San Luis urbanisation, near to the CV-905 roundabout.
The Torrevieja City Council has allocated 4.2 million euros for the project, which will be located near Limonar and Las Torretas, and situated between Matisse, Granados and Guridi streets. Mayor Eduardo Dolón (PP) was uncertain about setting an exact completion date but did mention that the winning bidder had offered to complete the project within half the expected 20-month time frame, with the goal of finishing the park by next summer.
The park will feature a pump truck for skate-skateboarding and BMX biking for children and intermediate level, a professional track near the main entrance from Guridi street, and will also have three paddle tennis courts, bio-healthy areas, petanque, indoor soccer, basketball, soccer, hockey, children’s games, agility areas for small and large dogs, and callisthenics.
Additionally, the park will feature a central garden area with two circular squares and skating circuits, a perimeter fence, and a new road that will be built to provide more parking spaces. Urdecón, a company specializing in public and industrial works, won the contract for the project with a reduction on the bidding price of 463,000 euros and has a long history of successful projects including the emergency work that plugged the break in the Segura riverbed in Almoradí in September 2019 by DANA.
The project company Xuquer Arquitectura e Ingenieria, clarified that the large carob and olive trees -remnants of the dry land farms of yesteryear in this area- that are currently located on the future pump track, will be transplanted to relocate them in other landscaped areas of the park, where picnic areas will also be set up.
Speaking during a visit to the site, Torrevieja Mayor Eduardo Dolon said: “This is a very important day for Torrevieja as we start working to meet a long-standing demand from residents.”