Parque Urbano Dora Colón Clavell

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Parque Urbano Dora Colón Clavell
(Dora Colón Clavell Urban Park)
IMG 3576 - Dora Colon Clavell Urban Park in Barrio Primero in Ponce, PR.JPG
The Dora Colon Clavell Urban Park, looking north in Barrio Primero in Ponce, Puerto Rico
TypePassive park
LocationMarina and Jobos Streets, Barrio Primero, in Ponce, Puerto Rico
Areaapprox 4 cuerdas
Created1995
Operated byAutonomous Municipality of Ponce
OpenDaily
StatusOpen
ParkingUnderground parking garage (400 spaces[1])

The Parque Urbano Dora Colón Clavell (English: Dora Colón Clavell Urban Park) is a passive park in Ponce, Puerto Rico.[2] The park is named after the mother of ex-governor of Puerto Rico and Ponce native, Rafael Hernández Colón.[3]

Location[edit]

The park is a passive urban family park. It is located in Ponce's Historic District, near several museums and parks, including the Ponce Massacre Museum and the Abolition Park. It features a number of kiosks that open on an as-needed basis (i.e., depending on the function taking place at the park) and a central stage where the Banda Municipal de Ponce stages free open-air concerts.[4] The location where the park now sits used to be occupied by Hospital Damas before it moved to its current location on Ponce By Pass on 6 May 1973.[5][6]

History[edit]

The park was built in 1995 under the administration of mayor Churumba and, in the same year, it received the award for Outstanding Construction Work of the Year (Spanish: "Obra Sobresaliente del Año") from the College of Engineers and Surveyors of Puerto Rico.[7] It was built with an original appropriation of $5.5 million.[8]

Amenities[edit]

The park features gardens, a Mudéjar-style kiosk for the Ponce Municipal Band traditional Sunday concerts, a trolley stop, a restaurant, and food stands.[9] The park also has an underground parking garage with two levels. In the first (top-most) level of the garage there is a Ponce tourist police station.[10] the parking garage has space for 400 vehicles.[11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Municipio de Ponce integra trolley a ruta SITRAS. Voces del Sur. vocesdelsurpr.com 20 October 2016. Accessed 26 January 2017.
  2. ^ Photo and location of Dora Colon Clavell Park in Panoramio.com
  3. ^ Explore Puerto Rico. By Harry S. Pariser. Page 240.
  4. ^ Dora Colón Clavell Urban Park. Let'sGoToPonce.com Retrieved April 25, 2010.
  5. ^ Carmelo Rosario Natal. Ponce En Su Historia Moderna: 1945-2002. Published by Secretaría de Cultura y Turismo of the Government of the Autonomous Municipality of Ponce. Ponce, Puerto Rico. 2003. p. 253.
  6. ^ Nuestra Historia.[permanent dead link] Hospital Damas. Ponce, Puerto Rico. 2011. Retrieved 31 August 2012.
  7. ^ Act No. 256 (H. B. 2988) of the 7th Session of the 15th Legislature of Puerto Rico. Retrieved April 25, 2010
  8. ^ Carmelo Rosario Natal. Ponce En Su Historia Moderna: 1945-2002. Published by Secretaría de Cultura y Turismo of the Government of the Autonomous Municipality of Ponce. Ponce, Puerto Rico. 2003. p. 253.
  9. ^ Plaza Del Caribe Tourism information. Archived 2010-04-23 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved April 25, 2010.
  10. ^ Free Municipal Parking Lot. LetsGo: Destinations, Ponce. Archived 2010-12-04 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved April 25, 2010.
  11. ^ Municipio de Ponce integra trolley a ruta SITRAS. Voces del Sur. vocesdelsurpr.com 20 October 2016. Accessed 26 January 2017.

Coordinates: 18°00′29.15″N 66°36′50.04″W / 18.0080972°N 66.6139000°W / 18.0080972; -66.6139000