For tourists and residents of the Hermanas Mirabal province, visiting the community of Ojo de Agua and not entering the Ecoparque de la Paz, a piece of paradise in the interior of Salcedo, is like not enjoying a good glass of wine, a movie of our choice, or one of those naps that fill you with energy for the rest of the day after a delicious lunch.
It is located in the very heart of this emblematic community, where in every piece of land you walk on, you can perceive some piece of the history of the Dominican man’s courage, as well as a romantic smell that makes us an accomplice of its magic.
The Ecoparque de la Paz connects the person who dives into its paths with a world where the rustle of the trees, plus the cultural attractions, make it a place difficult to forget.
It was created in 2010 by various personalities and institutions, with the aim of providing a recreational space for the community and visitors, where they could get in direct contact with nature.
This beautiful and magical ecological park, with an area of 16 thousand square meters, whose land was donated by the Mirabal Sisters Foundation, is characterized by more than 200 species of native and endemic trees.
It is worth mentioning that since its inception it has always had the support and technical support of the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources, which has made it one more attraction within the varied tourist portfolio of the Hermanas Mirabal province.
Once inside the park, the visitor can see almost at the entrance, a small lake crossed by a bridge, built with centennial wood, which gives direct access to the three trails named in honor of the sisters, Patria, Minerva and María Teresa Mirabal Reyes.
Patria Trail: This trail leads to one of the areas of the ornamental garden, where there is a nursery, a symbol of the tenderness that Patria felt towards flowers.
The visitor can recreate by reading poems about the collective of women poets.
The Minerva trail: leads to the very center of the ecopark. There is a gazebo there, a symbol of harmony and peace that should reign in the world.
The María Teresa trail: Through this trail, the visitor moves to a space built especially for social, cultural, sports and family meetings and gatherings.
Inside the ecopark, there is the source of one of the veins of a river, which reaches the nearest tributary, Agua Fría.
The Ecopark was designed by architects Michelle de la Cruz, Paloma Hernández and Oliver Guillén, who presented their architectural proposal through a competition organized in 2007 by the León Jiménez Group, the Mirabal Sisters Foundation, the Botanical Garden, the Ministry of the Environment, the Provincial Technical Office and the Salcedo City Hall.
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