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Enrique Marti Coll Lineal Park
The rehabilitation and improvements to Enrique Martí Coll Lineal Park in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico, had the park under a temporary closure, finally reopened for visitors to enjoy it's splendor pathway.
This park is also known as The Lineal Park of Puerto Rico Garden. The closure of the facility was in response to structural damage received as a result of the impact of a boat. The copper wiring was also stolen, so the electricity service was interrupted in the area. The rehabilitation and improvement project invested a total of $630,616.00, since it needed additional repairs for the time that the park was out of use.
Some of the repairsClick thumbnail to view full-size
The repairs included:
- The damage to infrastructure caused by the vessel
- The rails had to be replaced
- Installation of more efficient lighting
- Lower power consumption with longer life and solar poles
- New landscaping
- New signs
Getting to the park
This Lineal Park high above the waters of the Caño Martín Peña and the San Juan Bay Estuary; is an elevated boardwalk with three entrances; one of them is by the Avenue Arterial B in Hato Rey (in front of the Coliseum of Puerto Rico Jose Miguel Agrelot ); another is by the Department of Recreation and Sport in Santurce and by the Central Park of San Juan is the final gate.
To get to the park the visitor may use, beyond other means:
Lineal Park, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Entrance to the parkClick thumbnail to view full-size
At the entrance from Hato Rey and the San Juan Central Park, the visitors are received with a colorful educational display.
The pictures below show the motivation before going through the route. A complete free educative walk, that will sure enough make you want to visit more than one time.
A learning exhibitClick thumbnail to view full-size
What will you find?
This park consists of a route measuring 1.5 miles. The visitor goes through a natural show starting with amazing sounds of birds and hidden creatures. The sound of technology arrives as airplanes, boats, jet skies and the train adds an interaction that makes the trip a lesson without having a real teacher. The route is used for:
- observation of the mangrove (endangered habitat)
This lineal park is also an important place for its ecological value as a habitat for birds, some endangered. It has the largest concentration of indigenous and migratory birds throughout the island.
Park's offeringsClick thumbnail to view full-size
Interesting artsClick thumbnail to view full-size
I hope you like this park. Before I end this article, let me tell you a bit about Enrique Marti Coll, since the park honors him with his name.
Enrique Marti Coll (1939 - 1992) was a patriotic environmentalist. He promoted the conservation of our natural environment, urban green development and proper management of our natural resources.
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© Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill
© 2012 Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill