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15th May 2019, 18:04

Plans for new park in town unveiled

Plans for a park to be built in between MidTown and the Leisure Centre have been announced. Although, GBC understands the original plans for Midtown included a park in the area

The Government claims it will be similar in style to Commonwealth Park and feature large grass areas as well as an open paved area. 

The Government says the new park will add to the "pedestrianised Green area in the heart of town", and will see the planting of 80 mature trees creating a shaded canopy and a "new carbon sink" for Gibraltar.

The park will also feature a wooden play area for children and the Cross of Sacrifice, which will be moved to the park from its current location on Winston Churchill Avenue.

The Government adds that in order to allow for "a seamless pedestrian flow" between the new park, the Leisure Centre and Commonwealth Park, the junction linking Queensway and Reclamation road will be moved North.

Environment Minister, John Cortes, says the new park is consistent with Climate Change aims and will bring new life into the "heart of Gibraltar".