The Benidorm City Council reopened yesterday the Elche Park and the Séquia Mare Park
Benidorm’s Mayor Toni Pérez announced yesterday that the main parks are open. However, the children’s play areas will be closed, as well as seating, rest areas and public bathrooms.
With the opening of both parks. “we enable new spaces so that citizens can do sports and walk now that the Government of Spain has authorized departures for these purposes in certain time zones. While avoiding crowds in other points of the city”.
The mayor explained that. “we have chosen to open the Elche Park to give continuity to pedestrian traffic on the first line of the Poniente beach. Also the Séquia Mare Park because it was conceived as a space geared towards leisure and sports, and therefore ideal for fans of ‘running’, cycling or long walks ”.
Toni Pérez has clarified that. “the opening of these spaces will be partial, since in Elche Park we are going to keep the children’s and fitness areas closed. Just as they are in the rest of the city”. whilst “in the Séquia Mare it will not be possible to use the skate park and the ‘bowl’ since in these spaces it is more difficult to guarantee that the safety distances are respected”. The rest areas of both facilities will also be closed to prevent the concentration of people, as well as public toilets.
At this point, the mayor stressed that “the health authorities indicate that maintaining the safety distance of two meters is the best prevention against the coronavirus”. Also he reminded the public that “the guidelines set by the health authority must be followed at the time of practicing sport or taking walks ”.
Lastly, he indicated that “progressively and depending on how the health situation evolves, we will reopen other green areas of the city to the public. As long as we can guarantee absolute safety also in relation to distances.”