This project is included in the Plan for Modernization, Improvement and Increased Competitiveness (PMM) for Playa de Mogán, and is financed by the Secretary of State for Tourism with €500,000 and by the Mogán Town hall who are to contribute the remaining amounts as part of the Participatory Budgets for 2019, since a proposal similar to this project was the most voted option by residents and neighbours of the area.
The Plaza de Las Gañanías land where the leisure area will be constructed is currently occupied by a building that was originally begun in 1996 planned to become an aquarium (the blue and yellow coloured building) but it was never put into operation.
The plot includes 5,792 square meters in which a park and picnic area as well as a skatepark, sports and landscaped areas, children’s areas, public toilets, and an amphitheatre with capacity for 450 seats is to be created alongside a museum dedicated to local fishing practices and various multipurpose rooms.
Earlier this year the Petanque Club of Mogan were promised that an area in the new Park would be set aside for 3 or 4 pétanque courts. Talking today to some of the operatives working at the park they disclosed that there were now no provisions for the courts to be constructed. At present we have approximately 50 members from Countries throughout the world and play on five courts played out on the large area of land by the school. This arrangement will cease within the next year when construction starts on yet more hotels. If the pétanque courts are not built, this will be of great detriment to the facilities offered to visitors to Playa de Mogan. It is a great shame that the council has decided that making all these regular visitors is not worthwhile.