It will occupy a total area of ??1,000 square meters and will have towers of up to six meters, tubes and suspension bridges that connect the towers, walkways, climbing nets, slides, fire brigades, swing, climbing wall and interactive panels. The Alcantarilla City Council has begun to install in the park around the Noria, the Aqueduct and the Huerta Museum a children's play castle that is among the highest in the Region. The children's play area will occupy a total area of ??1,000 square meters.
The medieval castle has a tower with a height of six meters, 18 towers of a height, six polyethylene pipes that connect the towers, six suspension bridges that connect the different towers, four hanging walkways, three climbing nets, three small slides, a four meter high large slide, a 2.50 meter high spiral slide, two fire brigades, a swing, climbing wall and interactive panels on the towers. The Councilor for the Development of the City and Historical Heritage, Laura Sandoval, explained that "the games are adapted for children with disabilities and made with recycled and recyclable materials again." The children's leisure area will be completed by other games that will have as a theme the witch. The first phase of the remodeling of the surroundings of the Huerta, Ferris Wheel and Aqueduct Museum will be completed shortly and will involve landscaped areas, a large open-air auditorium with capacity for 500 people, a space with Roman remains, from the 1st century and III AD found nearby, and which will be open to visitors, the large children's play area and a kiosk-bar. This year will also begin the restoration work on the Ferris wheel and the aqueduct arches, as well as the demolition of the siphons.
This work will involve an investment of 134,520 euros, of which 100,000 euros correspond to a grant from the Ministry of Education and Culture to carry out interventions in archaeological and paleontological sites. The environment of the Ferris wheel, the Aqueduct and the Museum of the Huerta will become the great leisure space and green areas of Alcantarilla with a total area of ??25,000 square meters.
In addition to the outdoor amphitheater, children's play area and kiosk-bar, a Skate park will be built, for skateboard lovers, and a 'Street Workout' area for calisthenics training.
There will be a dog park of more than 1,200 square meters with 'agility' elements, LED lighting will be installed throughout the park, new urban furniture and the tree plantation will be increased. In addition, the City Council asked the Autonomous Community Works and Services Plan for a subsidy for the works of the second phase that includes the construction of green areas and leisure spaces in the area closest to the Municipal Library.
A large garden with a walk has been planned, the continuation of the adaptation of the Roman remains found in the area, the reconstruction of the canal of the aqueduct canal and the construction of natural pavement around the arches.
This project has a budget of 266,200 euros, of which 249,300 have been requested from the Works and Services Plan and the rest will be contributed by the City Council.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Alcantarilla