Parque Familiar Julio Enrique Monagas

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Parque Familiar Julio Enrique Monagas
Type Urban park
Location Barrio Bucana, Ponce, Puerto Rico
Area 125 acres
Created 1994[1]
Operated by Government of the Municipality of Ponce, Puerto Rico
Visitors 25,000 - 30,000 per year[2]
Status open

The Parque Familiar Julio Enrique Monagas (English: Julio Enrique Monagas Family Park) is Puerto Rico's largest passive park.[3][4] It is located in barrio Bucaná, Ponce, Puerto Rico, on the banks of rivers Bucaná and Portugués. The park was named after Julio Enrique Monagas, the father of Puerto Rican Olympic sports.[5]

Location[edit]

Entrance to Julio Monagas Park in Barrio Bucana, Ponce, Puerto Rico.

The park is located in barrio Bucana, at the merging of Rio Portugues and Rio Bucana, off PR-2 (Ponce By-pass). The park was built at a cost of over $3 million.[6]

History[edit]

The park was created under the administration of Ponce mayor Rafael Cordero Santiago. It initially consisted of 80 acres (320,000 m2) of land and lakes. It was subsequently expanded to 125 acres (0.51 km2). It opened in 1994 under the administration of mayor Rafael Cordero Santiago[7] and was considerably enlarged in October 2008 under the administration of mayor Francisco Zayas Seijo.[8] It was built during the administration of Mayor Rafael Cordero Santiago.[9]

Amenities[edit]

The family-oriented park has paddle boats, picnic areas with gazebos, exotic birds, skate park and various playgrounds for children and a Ridable miniature railway.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Parque Julio Enrique Monagas. Retrieved 15 February 2014.
  2. ^ Entretenimiento de primera a un precio economico. Carmen Sila Rodriguez. La Perla del Sur. Ponce, Puerto Rico. 24 June 2009. Page 27.
  3. ^ Largest Family Park to Open in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Let's Go to Ponce: Insider's Guide to South Puerto Rico. Retrieved November 30, 2009.
  4. ^ Recuerdan en Ponce al León Mayor. Periodico La Perla del Sur.
  5. ^ Sports / Monagas, Julio Enrique. Encyclopedia Puerto Rico. Retrieved 12 July 2011.
  6. ^ Julio Enrique Monages Park, Modern Technology Construction Corporation. Retrieved November 30, 2009.
  7. ^ Parque Julio Enrique Monagas. Retrieved 15 February 2014.
  8. ^ Largest Family Park to Open in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Let's Go to Ponce: Insider's Guide to South Puerto Rico. Retrieved November 30, 2009.
  9. ^ Recuerdan en Ponce al León Mayor. Periodico La Perla del Sur.
  10. ^ Parque Julio Enrique Monagas. Travel & Sport: Puerto Rico Retrieved November 30, 2009.

Coordinates: 17°59′43.55″N 66°35′48.48″W / 17.9954306°N 66.5968000°W / 17.9954306; -66.5968000