Can Clos, a new urban park in Sants-Montjuïc

Urban development work gets under way to generate a large green space with areas for people to spend time and stroll in, plus a new children’s play area in the neighbourhood of Marina de Port. The park will have a sustainable drainage system to reuse rainwater.

15/04/2022 10:01 h

Ajuntament de Barcelona

The project covers 24,000 square metres of space between the streets of Foc, Ferrocarrils Catalans (between Foc and Alts Forns), and between Diligències and Camí de Can Clos. The creation of the new green space will change the topography of the area and generate a pedestrian path connecting the upper part of Can Clos with the rest of the neighbourhood of La Marina, improving its integration with the mountain of Montjuïc.

The new space will include an accessible urban passage, a series of paths with steps and small shaded rest areas. The predominant vegetation will consist of bushes, avoiding blind spots to boost the sensation of safety. On the Montjuïc side there will be continuity for the pine trees and scrub, alternating with pines and almond trees to provide shade for the paths.

The area will also get urban furniture: seats and benches with back supports, bike parking, various water springs and a children’s play area of 278 square metres with swings, rotating games, climbing ropes, slides and a climbing wall.

Can Clos will also have urban services such as a fibreoptic data and telephony network, safe water, electricity and natural gas, with energy efficient lighting systems too. Four blocks of housing will also be built here at a later date.

Promoted by the Municipal Institute for Urban Planning (IMU), the project has a budget of 6.3 million euros and forms part of the Nature Plan 2030. The goals of this plan include expanding and conserving urban biodiversity. The project also corresponds to the Barcelona Superblock, the major urban transformation plan to tackle the climate emergency and build a more people-friendly and sustainable city.