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New Panama City Park. A new municipal park will be created in the north part of Panama City. The park, which will be built on 20 hectares of San Vicente No 1, on the borders between the districts of Chilibre and Ancon, will have sport installations and green areas. It will cost $16.9 million.
The park will have two entrances, one by the Transistmican highway through San Vicente No1 and the other by the Panama-Colon freeway at kilometers 11 and 12.
The Panama Municipality recently received the transfer of the land from the Central Government. The capital district mayor, Jose Blandon, explained that for more than 13 years the residents have been waiting for this moment and this is the first time the area has benefitted directly from a work of these dimensions.
Likewise, President Juan Carlos Varela said: “the Panamanians of the capital city and their visitors will be able to use this public space, which is very well equipped with all the municipal services, paths to observe the flora and fauna, areas for sports and other leisure activities, making a pleasant stop for all Panamanians and tourists.”
This work will benefit more than 150,000 inhabitants, especially residents from the neighborhoods of Ancón, Alcalde Diaz, Las Cumbres, Chilibre and Ernesto Cordoba Campos.
The North Municipal Park will have a sports complex, a roofed area for family recreation, an outdoor amphitheater, vegetable gardens, ecological paths, gazebos, a bicycle path, parking and a school where neighbors can learn about tourism, ecology, agriculture, handicraft and construction.