Dozens of children, young people, adults and senior citizens are enjoying the new facilities offered by the Cristo Park environmental space, recently inaugurated by the President of the Republic Luis Abinader and the general director of the Santo Domingo Aqueduct and Sewerage Corporation (CAASD), Fellito Suberví, in the populous neighborhood of Cristo Rey.
Residents of the place and nearby areas participated in the different festive activities prepared by the institution during the days following the official opening, with live music, inflatable balloons, clowns, sports games, entertainment and, in the evenings, a closing with fireworks.
Fellito Suberví said he was very happy to have solved an environmental and health problem that had affected this area for decades, without any previous government providing a solution. “Today, this degraded space is the setting for a modern, dignified and safe entertainment park for the enjoyment of the whole family.”
The official asked the community to take care of the space and keep it clean of solid waste so that they can always take advantage of it. “We leave a park with all the tools to keep it clean and contribute to a better quality of physical and mental life of the people who live in these surroundings”, said Fellito.
Cristo Park was built on top of the 1.5 kilometers long Tiradentes gully which, for years, was a nest of vandals and a deposit of sewage, garbage and debris, an area now converted into an attractive park for posterity. It has volleyball, basketball and soccer courts, gymnasium, children’s play areas, bicycle path, gazebo, amphitheater, nursery, police station, restrooms and parking lots.
It also has scuppers, cistern, well, irrigation sprinklers, trees of various species and an attractive panoramic view, composed of urban settlements in the area, with houses whose facades were painted in colors that imbue light and joy to the place.