Abandoned area in San Ġwann converted to recreational public space

A derelict area in San Ġwann will be converted into a recreational area for the public. This is the first collaboration project between Parks Malta and the Local Council on the embellishment of open spaces in communities.

The Parks Malta Directorate is working to embellish open spaces for recreational use in collaboration with local councils.

In San Ġwann, the Minister for Sustainable Development Miriam Dalli announced a collaboration between the two entities for the transformation and maintenance of an area in Triq ir-Rand, which is currently in a state of disrepair.

“We believe that we can provide open spaces in our residences and localities. Through this first project in San Ġwann we are looking to generate the area that unfortunately had ended up being a dumping site. Instead it has been returned to this locality to be an open space where residents and families can enjoy. ”

This space will contain benches, trees, a pond and a variety of aromatic herbs. The selected plants are ideal for the local climate as they grow and are maintained at temperatures to which they are accustomed.

For Minister Dalli, the San Ġwann project is one example of the concept that will be used by Parks Malta to increase small and medium-sized spaces that provide breathing space to the locality and a resting environment for people.

The Mayor of San Ġwann, Trevor Fenech, said that this is another example of the collaboration that exists between Parks Malta and the Local Council where 5,000 trees and shrubs have already been planted around San Ġwann.