Tutuvén Urban Park

This park is located on the banks of the Tutuvén river, in a sector currently used as a dumping ground for rubble and as a landfill. It will be a green space comprising 3 hectares that will benefit the 30,771 inhabitants of the city, and will allow for an almost 60% increase of the urban green hectares.

Participative Design

To design this green space, a process of citizen participation was implemented, where citizens were invited to dream and draw what they imagined for this place. It involved over 600 people from different organizations, including neighbors’ associations, sports clubs, senior centers and cultural centers. This, plus the communication campaigns carried out through social networks, television, local radio and information points in the Plaza de Armas, permitted the gathering of information which became the base of the landscape and functional design of a riverside park in the Tutuvén river.

The park’s design takes into account the ecological recovery adjacent to the river and the generation of new spaces for sports, recreation and culture, with an infrastructure in line with the recreational needs of the park’s future users. In this way, the Tutuvén park will contribute to improving the quality of life of its inhabitants and provide various benefits associated with green infrastructure, such as:

  • Recreation in green spaces, sports, community activities, cultural and artistic meetings, and social exchange in an environment which is fully in harmony with nature.
  • Recovery of a public space that will improve the connectivity between the Fernández population and the center of city of Cauquenes, directly contributing to the safety of its inhabitants.
  • Strengthening the tourist attractions in the borough of Cauquenes, incorporating the Tutuvén Park to the tourist circuit of the Region, which already includes vineyards, handicrafts and the Name wetlands, among others.
  • Boosting the local economy, since from the socio-economic point of view these spaces do not only embellish cities, but also raise the value of properties and stimulates civic pride in its inhabitants. In addition, visits to parks generate considerable economic activity.
  • Conservation of the natural resources present in this area – such as the Name wetlands – and contribution as a biological research and a habitat for wildlife and biodiversity.

With the implementation of this new park, Cauquenes will have a new attraction that will favor the quality of life of its inhabitants, will boost its economic development, and preserve a green corridor of connectivity, which will be very valuable for future generations.

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