Lisbon has, as of today, a new green space: we are talking about the Parque Ribeirinho Oriente, in the area of Braço de Prata – Marvila, which extends along 650 metres of river front, thus occupying 4 hectares.
The inauguration was attended by the Mayor of Lisbon – Fernando Medina and the Green Structure, Environment and Energy Councillor – José Sá Fernandes, who invited all Lisboners to visit this park. This is “another area of the city returned to its people,” said Fernando Medina.
This Friday morning, children from three schools in Marvila were also present, helping to plant one of the 360 or so trees that make this space greener.
This new space has been thought out for all audiences. Here it’s possible to bring the younger ones to play in the new abstract structure built with a set of trunks, which remind us of the masts that were part of the river scenery, read a book on the sun lounger by the river or take a walk through the park in one of the two footpaths.
In this green space we also have two cafés, a space for renting bicycles, public toilets, a library module and a maintenance support for the park, all built from the conversion of sea containers.
Care to keep the fishing memory of the place is present both in the materials used and in the supports to fit fishing rods on the floor.
This project will have a second phase of construction, extending the space up to the pier of the Parque das Nações Marina, to an area of 8 hectares and almost 1.5 km in length.