Plans for new Midtown Park unveiled
Plans for a Midtown Park a new park in Gibraltar have been filed with the Town Planner.
The park, 4,700 metres squared, is located adjacent to the new luxury development Mid Town and opposite the Kings Bastion.
The design includes plans to relocate the Cross of Sacrifice, which will form a key element of the new park.
Comprising of green areas, paved woodland, an organic playpark and multi-function space it will also be the new home to the Cross of Sacrifice monument currently located at the Sundial roundabout.
The Government is expected to officially launch this new park later today.
Midtown Park will have a tree lined focal avenue acting as a main pedestrian link between Queensway and the town centre via British War Memorial Steps.
There will be a lift to assist those with mobility issues from Line Wall Road to outside the Kings Bastion leisure centre.
The green areas will have soft landscaping comprising of grassy mounds, perimeter flower beds and will be traversed by tree lined shaded hard landscaped paved pathways.
The paved woodland will be shaded area with the use of high-density trees, possibly evergreen.
The multi-function space will be an open hard paved plaza with concealed infrastructure designed to accommodate various formal and informal functions, such as the Christmas Markets, dance shows and cinema projections.
The aim of the organic playpark is to allow children to play freely, explore and experiment in an unstructured way using level, natural features and organic materials.
The Cross of Sacrifice will be sited as the centrepiece of a paved remembrance area that will be overlooked by the balustrade promenade above and aligned with the British War Memorial.
The planned relocation has been carried out with consultation from the Royal British Legion and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.