ALFAZ’S mayor Vicente Arques recently visited the newly-opened La Cantera de l’Albir park.
He was accompanied by Beaches and Environment councillor Luis Morant and Youth councillor Laura Sevilla as the town hall hopes, though their respective departments, to promote the park for outdoor activities
This new leisure area in the Sierra Helada national park has picnic tables, a spectacular lookout point and a 30-metre via ferrata, a vertical climbing route with a steel cable-rail and other aids to fixed to the rock.
Antonio Morcillo, responsible for the conservation and upkeep of the town’s natural spaces and interpretation centres like the Albir Lighthouse, put Arques and the councillors in the picture regarding work at the park.
This included clearing scrub, eliminating invasive species and removing deadfalls as required by law to avoid forest fires.
Constructing the leisure area has given a social use to the unused area while creating yet another route inside the Sierra Helada that leads to the picnic zone, lookout and the climbing wall, Arques said.
After vising La Cantera, the mayor went on to the Los Carrascos Environmental Centre (CIPM) where the Blue Flag now flies, making Alfaz the only Alicante proince municipality with three blue flags.