Next Saturday the 15th October, the Mayor of Fuengirola will officially open the town’s new river park. With this ambitious project, the Fuengirola Town Hall has recovered the edges of the Fuengirola river, allowing locals and visitors to enjoy the marvellous new installations which will be used for leisure, sports and recreation.
The grand opening on Saturday will feature the following activities for all ages:
- Sports – Table tennis, basketball, gym, bowls (petanca) and rowing.
- Zip Wire
- Children’s Workshops – Balloon sculptures, face painting and musical instruments
- Dog training exhibition
- Capoeira exhibition
- Sand sculptures
- Radio controlled boats and helicopters
- Live music – Conservatory Orchestra
As you can see, it’ll be a great fun day out for all the family!
Fuengirola’s River Park project was designed to create a tourist reference and to make use of this urban stretch of river so that citizens and visitors can enjoy the ample green areas, sports facilities, and leisure space.
The budget for the first part of the project – which stretches 520 metres inland from the river mouth – was €1.2 million. The second phase will include a furthe 330 metre stretch upriver making the total length of the river park 850 metres.
Once all the work has been completed, Fuengirola will boast a wonderful area which will allow for the practice of numerous water sports, including rowing and kayaking. The specially designed leisure areas will also include paths for those leisurely strolls, sports areas with outdoor gym equipment, bowls areas, basketball courts, table tennis tables, rest areas and a dedicated bicycle lane.
Visitors will be able to access the river park through 4 separate entrances, two on each side of the river. The first entrance is located near the Armada Bridge (at the river mouth) and the second between the main road and the Miramar Bridge.