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Remodel of Cancun’s famous Parque las Palapas begins

Cancun, Q.R. — Remodeling of Cancun’s central Parque las Palapas has begun with heavy machinery. The removal of infrastructure including the demolition of the playground has begun.

Salvador Diego Alarcón, the Municipal Secretary of Public Works and Services, is heading the long overdue project. He says demolition began Monday by Construindustrial y de Servicios SIMMA, the company who won the tender.

“First, everything regarding municipal heritage was removed. The benches and games will be revived in other projects. The company has already begun to demolish the playground and during the week, they will start working on the pavement,” he said.

The completed project will include a larger park with an expansion at the back of the stage, a new fountain, connecting sidewalks to adjacent streets and a total of three children play areas.

Demolition has begun on the city’s popular icon park. Photos: Ayto Benito Juárez November 6, 2023.

The finished park will also include more large trees, around 60, so it is cooler during daytime use, and additional lighting for nighttime. The popular city center park will also be outfitted with security cameras connected to the Cancun C5 Centre.

The finished park will be around 2,800 square meters, have room for 70 pavilions and cost approximately 26 million pesos. It is expected to be finished in January.