Mayor of Palma Joan Fageda and government representative Catalina Cirer, accompanied by members of the city council and neighbours, opened the Son Costa park in Son Oliva yesterday morning. The park covers an area of 25'000 square metres and facilities include a basketball court, children's playground, three petanca (French bowls) courts, two table tennis tables, a jogging track and cycle and skate tracks. There are also plants and trees as well as pipi-cans for dogs. Neighbours who attended the opening expressed their satisfaction at the new park. Lurdes Mir, president of the Son Costa neighbourhood association, said that the collaboration of neighbours would be needed to maintain the various services offered in the new park. The Son Costa park forms part of an axis which will link the Stations Park with the Son Fuster Park. At the opening Mayor Fageda said that the council wanted a pedestrian green zone link from the Stations Park to Son Fuster. He also called on the government representative Catalina Cirer to make the “necessary effort to make the area safe.” The new park is bordered by Calles Julian Gayarre, Tomás Luis de Victoria, Emilio Serrano and Henri Dunant.