Spain’s longest urban slide, opened on the Costa del Sol, causes controversy due to ‘safety’ reasons

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NEW SLIDE: Estepona Council has been working to expand the Los Niños park. CREDIT: Estepona Council


A 38-METRE ‘urban slide’ which connects two streets in Estepona and is the longest in the country has now opened.

The town’s council said in a statement the slide, which runs from Calle Reina Sofia to Calle Eslovaquia, was available for use by people of all ages. A pedestrian path was also built as part of the project to expand the Los Niños park.

Estepona Mayor Jose Maria Garcia Urbano said the opening of the slide and path added about 14,000 square metres of green space to the town.

 

The slide has caused much controversy since opening due to concerns over the safety of the drop. 

Visitors have taken to social media to share their experience and some have even claimed that they were ‘injured’ after going down the slide and suffering “burns”.

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