The Community is making progress on the sustainable sports park in La Manga del Mar Menor with the awarding of the works for the first phase of the project located next to the Canal del Estacio, in the municipality of San Javier, which will serve to revitalise the environment through green infrastructures and outdoor itineraries to encourage regular physical activity.
The action, which will be carried out within the framework of the European Strategy for Sustainable and Integrated Development (EDUSI), “La Manga 356”, involves a total investment of 1,194,568 euros, 80 percent of which is co-financed by the European Regional Sustainable Development Fund (ERDF) and 20 percent by the Community’s own funds.
The project includes green corridors with flowerbeds and native vegetation to enhance the coastline and new sports facilities such as a 7-a-side football pitch with stands, a 3X3 basketball court, a beach volleyball court, a climbing wall and climbing and calisthenics games, among others. In addition, pedestrian and cycle paths will be marked out and a new viewpoint will be created to enjoy one of the best views of La Manga.
The general director of Mobility and Coast, Marina Munuera, highlighted that the park will become “a natural and health lung that will be created in an area of more than 15,000 square metres, converting a degraded space into a natural, sporting and cultural enclave to be enjoyed 365 days a year”.
The Mayor of San Javier, José Miguel Luengo, pointed out that this is one of the “most important actions within the “La Manga 265″ strategy, coordinated between the City Council and the local government of San Javier. coordinated between the City Council and the Autonomous Community, on the needs of the town, such as the 269 parking spaces recently inaugurated in the area of Doblemar”.
Luengo added that “these sports and leisure infrastructures are located in the idyllic surroundings of the Estacio canal, the transformation of which will not only improve conditions for local residents all year round but also for visitors who will find a complementary offer to that already offered by the sports pavilion and the municipal paddle tennis courts in La Manga”.