FUENGIROLA’S Mayor has visited works to improve the town’s parks.
Ana Mula, accompanied by the councillors for Green Zones and Infrastructures, Maria Jesus Pascual and Jose Sanchez, visited three of the parks currently receiving a facelift: Pulgarcito, La Cantera and Juan Pablo II.
Last year ten children’s areas were renovated and this year another ten spaces are being used. In all of them are being installed games adapted for children with disabilities, as well as games for babies where space limitations allow
In a town measuring 10 square kilometres, Fuengirola has 42 parks, a number which continues to grow each year. The council has now invested €200,000 into improving children’s facilities in several parks.
In each of the areas, flooring has been replaced to be used as part of the play area, with different colours and textures used. In addition, each park has been given adapted swings and supports for children with disabilities. Baby swings have also been installed.
Ana Mula commented, “we have invested more than €200,000 in renovating the children’s areas of some of our parks, and we have started construction on new ones and soon we begin remodelling the larger green spaces around the town.” She added, “what we are trying to do is to adapt our town to new needs. If a park was built many years ago and is dilapidated and needs works the problem is we do not have a facility to carry out works to individual parks because of the nature of our contracts. Therefore we have to carry out all projects in one go.”
Mula explained important public investment had been made in Fuengirola in recent years, making the town one of the most active municipalities of the province. She added, “we will continue to be very active because our economy and budgetary results allow us.”
She explained, “between 2016 and 2017 we launched large-scale works because last year we ended the budgetary year with a large surplus and we will this year too, which will allow us this year and the next draw to consider big projects of up to €14.5 million euros.” She added, “some works have already been finished, others are in the final phase and many others are about to begin.”
Among the works begun this week were projects to remodel Calle Santa Rosa between Santa Lucia and Avenida La Acapulco.