The mustache and hat of the “Fattore del Lia” welcome the little ones and families into the remodeled and original space of the Garden of the Liate, in Cesano Maderno, which officially opened its doors on November 22. Not a real inauguration, because for that we have to wait until next spring, but an important step that the citizens have been waiting for for a long time, as well as the members of the Rione Liate Association, who have taken care of the maintenance. of the public area for years.
New ways, new anti-trauma areas, colorful, safe and inclusive games, a “Knowledge box” and new banks. These are all the news that are part of the first step in the remodeling of Parque Liate, officially presented this morning, November 24, by the Councilor for Public Works Celestino Oltolini and the architect Eros Colzani, also in the presence of Pinuccia Fumagalli, spokesperson forRione Liate Association.
News received by many with enthusiasm although it was expected for some time. The end of the first part of the works, in fact, was scheduled for July: “Unfortunately we had problems with the company and above all there were delays in the delivery of materials – explains Councilor Oltolini – however we are very proud of the project because it is not simply a replacement for the games, but a requalification of the whole area, making it more beautiful. And I must say that the collaboration with the volunteers of the association was fundamental ”.
100 thousand euros It is the money that the Administration has allocated to the remodeling of this park to which the residents of the neighborhood are very attached, in particular families with children, but in general all the inhabitants also for the activities and initiatives that are traditionally organized there.
“Some children have already passed through this place and have tried the new games – comments Pinuccia Fumagalli – residents eagerly awaited the reopening. Those of the District Association, now, we are anxiously awaiting the second step of the work because we do not see the gold of being able to start again with all our activities and initiatives, unfortunately stopped for two years due to the pandemic. “.
And he adds: “for this Christmas, for example, we have decided to give up our traditional Christmas activities, such as Santa’s sleigh on Christmas Eve, due to the increase in infections.”
To illustrate the work done so far, the architect Eros Colzani, expert in landscaping and bio-architecture, specialist in the design of sustainable architecture and low-energy buildings.
“The project is based on that feeling and that attachment to this land left in the middle of the very dense construction of this area of Brianza,” he explains, “Lià’s character, for example, belongs to Cesanese history, because he is inspired by a farmer who worked for Borromeo. The intervention aims to characterize the park by providing a well-defined and recognizable identity through the design options of citizens and users of all ages.
From the entrance, the path that leads to the different points of the Park will be developed: it will be formed by a series of yellow slats that recall the structure of one meter with rods, an element of reference to the presence of the many furniture artisans present in the area.
In play area 1 there will be a inclusive swing with basket and wooden structure, a game to climb formed by a part of the pavement that will rise in an embankment about two meters. In height as a mound, along the slopes some hemispheres of different colors and diameter to allow safe climbing. At the top of the mound you will find one. slide.
In playground 2 there is one inclusive rotating carousel with surface flush with the floor that will take the position of the old rotating carousel, three sets will be maintained and reconditioned in a spring with the replacement of the seat and a new set built around the concrete light pole that with a set of 39 color poles made of aluminum of different heights will constitute an agility game for children called “Forest of poles”.
A third area for the game will be the subject of a subsequent intervention to place a game. climbing for children from 6 to 12 years old near of the entrance.
A “knowledge box” has also been placed inside the Parco del Liate: a recovery container (6 meters by 2.4 meters wide) where you can read stories or stage small shows or where you can also see a projection and also It can be used for different recreational activities such as drawing with the steps as a support and seating surface.
On the next spring a second step will be carried out that involves the creation of new bathrooms, l ‘expansion of games in the area already prepared in this first phase of intervention, a garden space me new lighting.
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