Rome invests more than 1.5 million euros in revitalising the city’s parks


Rome is revitalising its parks to the tune of more than EUR 1.5 million as part of broader efforts to improve areas along the rivers of Rome.

Mayor of Rome Roberto Gualtieri visited the new park upstream of the Marconi Bridge on Tiber along with representatives of local government units including Rome Councillor for Agriculture, Environment and Waste Sabrina Alfonsi and head of Municipality 11 Gianluca Lanzi.

The Lazio Region invested roughly EUR 335,000 in the park which covers an area of approximately 3.5 hectares. The area was cleared from July to August last year after an illegal settlement there was removed.

The park revitalisation project was carried out in two stages to speed up the process, with investments in the first stage standing at roughly EUR 500,000. In the first stage, authorities constructed access ramps and fences as well as adapted existing infrastructure in parks.

In the second stage, worth approximately EUR 638,000, authorities are supplying tables, benches and equipment for fitness and games to new parks, with city authorities stressing that the second stage is nearing completion.

Rome announced plans to plant trees and shrubs in new parks next year as part of the regional Oxygen project and added that it will install kiosks at the new parks worth approximately EUR 157,000.

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