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Fortuna City Council makes improvements in the recreational area of ​​Fuente la Higuera (31/01/2020)

The town hall of Fortuna owns 13 mounts of public utility, which suppose a green infrastructure that extends for 3,850 hectares of high ecological value.

Mount 54 of the Public Utility Catalog, called Cerda Cerro de la Monja, houses the recreational area of ​​Fuente La Higuera, which is a natural enclave within the limits of the Sierra de la Pila Regional Park.

This shelter of nature, endowed with a famous source of natural water, the destination of many nature lovers, who come to this place to spend the day with the family or to start any of the hiking trails that can begin in this place.

Fortuna City Council has carried out comprehensive improvement actions in the recreational area, with a total investment amounting to € 174,770.89, proceeding with the financing of the improvement fund for the public forests of the municipality.

The last phase executed, which opens this Sunday, allows a comprehensive management of the recreational area, improving the parking area, signaling and having places reserved for the group of functional diversity.

The project was supervised initially by Famdif and ONCE technicians.

From this car park there is an adapted path that has a total length of 800 m, allowing people with functional diversity to access all the services offered by this natural enclave.

A short distance from the parking lot, the construction of a wheelchair-adapted table is planned, with no side seats to allow it to enter.

The layout of the adapted path allows access to infrastructures such as the information point and the newly built barbecue.

The improvements have eliminated old barbecues with a high risk of forest fire, proceeding to the construction of a new barbecue with a spark arrester system and other additional measures to reduce the risk of forest fire.

Continuing with the path, the visitor can enter the mountain, pass by the camping area and cross an elevated bridge that has been built of wood with a slope of less than 6% to allow the enjoyment of nature by people of reduced mobility.

In this section of the path a parterre has been recreated located on its margin three natural habitats with collections of native vegetation and representative of the Sierra de la Pila.

Among the feet of Carrasco pine, silhouettes of native wild animals of the Regional Park, such as the wildcat or the gineta, which are an important attraction for children visiting this place.

The directional beacons that facilitate the route do not go unnoticed, and that incorporate information in the Braille system.

Signaling in general incorporates technical details such as wooden baseboards, handrails and other measures that guarantee the integration of the functional diversity collective into the full enjoyment of nature.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Fortuna

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