Parque Ecológico Urbano

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Parque Ecológico Urbano
Parque Ecologico Urbano, entrada, mirando hacia el oeste, en Ponce, Puerto Rico (DSC07243).JPG
Entrance to "Parque Ecologico Urbano" in Barrio San Anton, Ponce, Puerto Rico
Type Passive park
Location Barrio San Antón, in Ponce, Puerto Rico
Area 6 "cuerdas"[1]
Created 19 September 2012
Designer Bonnin Orozco Arquitectos[2]
Operated by Luisa Hernández Alicea, Park Administrator,[3] for the Autonomous Municipality of Ponce
Open Daily from dawn to dusk
Status Open

The Parque Ecológico Urbano (English: Urban Ecological Park), also known as Parque Ecológico de Ponce, is a passive park in Ponce, Puerto Rico. The park was designed by Bonin Orozco Arquitectos[4] and was inaugurated on 19 September 2012.[5] The park is unique in that it seeks to create a "green lung" in the city by using ecological mindset in its entirety, from the construction materials used, to the design, and other areas as well. Except for one tree that gets relocated within the project, the park makes use of all the existing trees and shrubs as they existed on the site prior to the development of the park.[6]

History[edit]

Design of the park was by Bonnin Orozco Arquitectos.[7] The municipality started construction on 10 March 2010.[8] By February 2012, 46% of the construction had been completed.[9] It was scheduled to open in August 2012,[10][11] and the inauguration date was set for 24 August 2012,[12] but due to Hurricane Isaac that week, it was postponed several weeks. The park was finally inaugurated on 19 September 2012.[13] It was inaugurated with the animation of various artists including Dagmar, Glenn Monroig, Jackeline Capó and Ángel ‘Cuco’ Peña.[14]

Cost[edit]

The initial cost of the park is $4.5 million.[15] The park will link to,[16] but it is different from, another park also currently under construction called Parque Lineal Veredas del Labrador.[17][18][19] In addition, there are plans to extend Parque Ecologico southward to connect to Parque de la Ceiba.[20]

Features[edit]

The park will have an amphitheater with room for 672 people, a waving path, two pavilions for exhibitions, and a 466-feet artificial river.[21] The park will link to Parque Lineal Veredas del Labrador and to Parque Julio Enrique Monagas.[22]

Signature project[edit]

Parque Ecológico Urbano is a project of Ponce Mayor María Meléndez Altieri. She has called the construction of the park one of the five "signature" projects of her administration.[23]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Arranca la semana entrante: Con fecha obras del Parque Ecológico . Jason Rodríguez Grafal. La Perla del Sur. Ponce, Puerto Rico. 2 March 2011. Retrieved 10 October 2011.
  2. ^ 'Parque Ecologico Urbano.' Retrieved 23 March 2015.
  3. ^ Para agosto el Parque Ecológico de Ponce. Jason Rodríguez Grafal. La Perla del Sur. Ponce, Puerto Rico. Retrieved 27 September 2012.
  4. ^ 'Parque Ecologico Urbano.' Retrieved 23 March 2015.
  5. ^ Un rincón para repensar la Ciudad. Carmen Cila Rodríguez. La Perla del Sur. Ponce, Puerto Rico. Year 30. Issue 1504. Page 24. Retrieved 26 September 2012.
  6. ^ Arranca la semana entrante: Con fecha obras del Parque Ecológico . Jason Rodríguez Grafal. La Perla del Sur. Ponce, Puerto Rico. 2 March 2011. Retrieved 10 October 2011.
  7. ^ 'Parque Ecologico Urbano.' Retrieved 23 March 2015.
  8. ^ Colocan la primera piedra del Parque Ecológico Urbano. Primera Hora. San Juan, Puerto Rico. 11 March 2011. Retrieved 10 October 2011.
  9. ^ Con manos llenas en año eleccionario. Jason Rodríguez Grafal. La Perla del Sur. Ponce, Puerto Rico. 1 February 2012. Retrieved 6 February 2012.
  10. ^ Pronto un parque ecológico en la Ciudad Señorial. Darisabel Texidor Guadalupe. Primera Hora. San Juan, PR. 26 July 2012. Retrieved 26 July 2012.
  11. ^ Para agosto el Parque Ecológico de Ponce. Jason Rodríguez Grafal. La Perla del Sur. Ponce, Puerto Rico. Year 30. Issue 1495. 25 July 2012. Page 4. Retrieved 26 July 2012.
  12. ^ Para agosto el Parque Ecológico de Ponce. Jason Rodríguez Grafal. La Perla del Sur. Ponce, Puerto Rico. Retrieved 27 September 2012.
  13. ^ Un rincón para repensar la Ciudad. Carmen Cila Rodríguez. La Perla del Sur. Ponce, Puerto Rico. Year 30. Issue 1504. Page 24. Retrieved 26 September 2012.
  14. ^ http://www.periodicolaperla.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4315:brillan-cuatro-estrellas-sobre-el-parque-ecologico&catid=121:portada-gente&Itemid=177 Brillan estrellas en el Parque Ecológico.] retrieved 26 September 2012.
  15. ^ Municipio de Ponce con déficit menor . Michelle Estrada Torres. 31 May 2011. Primera Hora. San Juan, Puerto Rico. Retrieved 7 October 2011.
  16. ^ Arranca la semana entrante: Con fecha obras del Parque Ecológico. Jason Rodríguez Grafal. La Perla del Sur. Ponce, Puerto Rico. 2 March 2011. Retrieved 10 October 2011.
  17. ^ MENSAJE DE SITUACIÓN Y PRESUPUESTO DEL ALCALDE DE PONCE, HON. FRANCISCO ZAYAS SEIJO, A LA LEGISLATURA MUNICIPAL DE PONCE CORRESPONDIENTE AL AÑO FISCAL 2008-2009. Primera Hora.
  18. ^ Con $18 millones: Termina la espera por el Parque Lineal. Omar Alfonso. La Perla del Sur. Ponce, Puerto Rico. Retrieved 5 October 2011.
  19. ^ Mapa Interactivo de Ponce:Number 33. Municipality of Ponce, Puerto Rico. Retrieved 6 October 2011.
  20. ^ Alcaldesa de Ponce inaugura el Parque Ecológico Urbano. Inter News Service. El Vocero. San Juan, Puerto Rico. 21 September 2012. Retrieved 26 September 2012.
  21. ^ Arranca la semana entrante: Con fecha obras del Parque Ecológico . Jason Rodríguez Grafal. La Perla del Sur. Ponce, Puerto Rico. 2 March 2011. Retrieved 10 October 2011.
  22. ^ Con manos llenas en año eleccionario. Jason Rodríguez Grafal. La Perla del Sur. Ponce, Puerto Rico. 1 February 2012. Retrieved 6 February 2012.
  23. ^ Encaminados los trabajos del parque ecológico. El Sur a la Vista. Ponce, Puerto Rico. 20 September 2011. Retrieved 4 October 2011.

Coordinates: 18°00′43.6314″N 66°36′25.092″W / 18.012119833°N 66.60697000°W / 18.012119833; -66.60697000