Park Benches Replacement?

In my continued “updating” of the progress on Atenas Central Park Renovation I noticed today that they seem to be working on the sidewalk to the church first and one side has a little concrete wall at sitting level which could easily replace all the many park benches that used to line the sidewalks. An interesting and practical change if they do it on all 8 sidewalks radiating from the center. And when vendors set up along the sidewalks during fiestas, they won’t need folding chairs behind their tables, but can sit on the wall.  🙂

I didn’t know if all sidewalks will have these walls, so I just checked on the official   Facebook Page presenting the remodeling  and sure enough they will! Like continuous park benches throughout the park to bring more people together!

And don’t forget that I have a Renovating Central Park Atenas update photo gallery with all the photos I’ve posted on this blog. You can visually see the progress, even if slow.  🙂   What was once said to be finished by Christmas 2018 will possibly be complete by Christmas 2020!   🙂

“Land forests are the coral reefs of the ocean of air.”
― Steven Magee

¡Pura Vida!

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4 Replies to “Park Benches Replacement?”

  1. I really loved the original pics I used to see of the palm- and bench-lined sidewalk. It was one of the things that originally attracted me to Atenas. 🙁

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  2. Yes Ronalee, “old fashion” is appealing but when they finally finish the renovation the newer, more modern Central Park Atenas will be beautiful I think and possibly involve more people in the community as maybe more “user friendly.” We will see! 🙂 Thanks for reading my blog!

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  3. Hi Charley
    Is the park still available for walking or is it mostly closed off for construction? Are the benches mostly still there? Thank you for for the updates on construction as well as your very informative daily blog. We look forward to trading our 15 inches of new snow here for the warmth of Atenas next week.

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  4. Steve,
    Definitely! It is always open and active every day with the old park benches still around, though some have been moved. Only active construction is sort of roped off. No more construction fences! And there are still some weekend activities and vendors in the park, just not like it will be when the park is fully operational again. All the locals fuss about how slow they are and some even say they think they are wasting government money by not completing it faster. The same distrust of government everywhere! 🙂

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