MIJAS Council has completed works to remodel Parque de Osunillas.
The improvement project carried out over recent months included the replacement and renewal of the rubber flooring of the children’s play area, the installation of a new slide, the installation of an adapted swing and extending the leisure and green spaces, at the request of residents.
The Councillor of Parks and Gardens, Roy Perez, visited the park, explaining,”we continue to work on the leisure spaces in our municipality and responding to the requests of locals,” adding, “in the case of Parque de Osunillas we have extended the leisure area and improved green areas in response to comments by residents that the space was not properly maintained after being neglected by the previous council.”
After replacing around 80 metres of rubber flooring, the council levelled the space next to the football field and installed a fence around the sports court.
Councillor Perez added, “these improvements will allow residents to enjoy the park at its best and it will now comply with safety measures.” He explained works had now also been completed in Parques Antonio Machado, Fernan Caballero, Maria Zambrano and Butibamba. He said, “in all of them, particular emphasis has been placed on safety and the location of adapted furniture, since accessibility is a fundamental priority which we will continue to improve, to make our parks inclusive spaces for the enjoy all on equal terms.”
The councillor confirmed the council will “continue to keep an eye on these outdoor recreation spaces and responding to the demands of locals.”
The works come after Mijas Council put together a team to clean the municipality’s parks and playgrounds over July and August.
Laura Moreno, Complementary Services Councillor, visited Parque el Abuelo alongside Roy Perez to check on the works.
Councillor Moreno commented, “after launching an initiative to clean all children’s play areas in November, we decided to intensify the work over the summer months,” adding the project, “began in July and is expected to run until September.”
She added, “we are also cleaning the perimeter of all parks in response to demand from residents, and we are particularly focusing on entrances to parks where we have observed mess from pets.”
In addition to cleaning, the council is also landscaping the parks. Councillor Perez explained, “we have just planted 700 plants in Parque El Abuelo, as well as renovating the irrigation system, and we have also started to reseed the grass, which was badly deteriorated.” He added, “together with remodelling several parks like Osunilla, this is another example of the council’s commitment to providing improved leisure spaces, with well-kept gardens and furniture suited to the space.”