The mayor of Alhaurin el Grande, Juan Martin, along with his council team and representatives from local associations and groups, visited the Parque de la Paz by the Municipal Cemetery to see the final phase of the project.
The new public space covers 2,700 square metres and is the final part of the almost 8,000 square metre park surrounding the cemetery. The parking spaces have increased from 60 to 120, with another 20 spaces by the funeral home. This last phase of the Parque de la Paz includes a 100 metre long central avenue, leisure areas, a lookout point, a children’s play area where more than 60 trees have been planted and a renewed lemon tree orchard which serves to separate the park from the cemetery.
The budget for the final phase of the park was €175,000 which was financed by Malaga Provincial Council. The parking area by the cemetery which was opened to the public last May cost €60,000 which the local council paid in full. The mayor said improving the area around the cemetery had been one of his goals since he took over in 2000 and which he has now managed to achieve.