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The Urban Park and Ponds of Cesson-la-Foret, France to Undergo Restoration

Created in the 1970s, the urban park of Cesson-la-Foret, France began to have a real need for renovation. The elected officials of the agglomerations of Senart and Cesson have just approved the rehabilitation project for the park and its ponds. This site was designed on an old wooded area following the urbanization of the neighborhood

Urban park France pathway in the woods

Created in the 1970s, the urban park of Cesson-la-Foret, France began to have a real need for renovation. The elected officials of the agglomerations of Senart and Cesson have just approved the rehabilitation project for the park and its ponds.

This site was designed on an old wooded area following the urbanization of the neighborhood in Cesson, France. The elected officials have put together a large construction committee in order to give it a face-lift. The banks will be consolidated. The paths will be redone and made accessible to prams and people with limited mobility. The green spaces will benefit from differentiation to develop biodiversity. The pathways of the park will be reinvigorated in order to promote travel, educational routes, and in order to raise awareness among the inhabitants about the challenges of sustainable development. The flow of the ponds will be improved; the Ormes Pond will be transformed into a wetland in order to make it permeable.

GR2 France trail

"The goal is also to make known and highlight the GR2, the great randonneurs path that connects Dijon to Havre and which crosses through the urban park," adds the Mayor. The population, which has already been asked to provide its input on this work, was consulted at the beginning of June during the workshop phase and a site visit. The construction work will be financed with the help of the agglomeration at a sum of 244,800 euros (about $247,000) on an overall amount estimated at around 400,000 euros (roughly $439,000).

Are there any parks in your community that are undergoing redevelopment or restoration? Share your thoughts and your community's stories in the comments area below.

Original article, originally published in French on Le Parisien, here.

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Bora Mici has a background in design and online writing. Most recently, she has worked as an online contributor for DC Mud, Patch.com, GoodSpeaks.org and WatchingAmerica.com, covering urban planning and visual and performing arts in the Washington, D...

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