Motril Mining Park

Friday, January 10, 2020
By Martin Myall

MOT Mining Park

The Parque del Cerro del Toro (Motril) might soon leave its state of limbo and abandon thanks to a possible agreement between the Junta and the Town Hall.

The move comes after the Town Hall made it known that they were willing to take over the running of the mining park; a park that costs 4.5 million to build eleven years ago but has since languished in oblivion, having never opened its doors to the public. In the meantime, vandals have had a field day within the installations.

Back to the possible present deal… The Town Hall will take over the management of the park, including its upkeep, obviously, on the condition that the Junta puts it back together again; i.e. repairs the damage caused by vandals and the passage of time.

If the deals comes to fruition then the Town Hall will lease it to a private company – several have expressed an interest in the mining park. One of them has already presented a project which includes outdoor activities such as a zip line.

Editorial comment: the park was finished and ready for inauguration but the Town Hall wouldn’t sign it off from the Junta – both sides were to blame, but the thing is that because of these political tiffs between administrations, the public purse now has to spend god knows how much on repairing it – perhaps it should come out of their salaries.

(News: Motril, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)

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