HELLINIKON METROPOLITAN PARK GETS GREEN LIGHT
According to the environment ministry, the approval concerns a 75,000- square-meter area which includes former Air Force hangars which have been declared newer monuments. The study, focusing on functionality, architecture and ecological design, covers the creation of a park as well as educational, cultural and other recreational facilities, the protection air force units, the introduction of innovative technological equipment and full accessibility.
The design includes five squares, a network of existing and proposed roads and corridors, green spaces, four mini parks within the park, bathroom areas, information and reception centers, observation points, bench placement, fountains, bicycle stands, fencing, signage, and lighting, among others. The park is part of the Hellinikon mega complex to go up on the Athenian Riviera which also includes the construction of a casino. Works are scheduled to start in May.