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La Plancha park project moves forward with a huge budget

The park that should have been done by now is back in the planning stage. Turning La Plancha into "100% park" is officially approved...

Could plans for the new La Plancha park spell the end...

Mérida's rail museum is across from La Plancha park but is often considered part of the same government-owned property. 

La Plancha park victory after AMLO agrees to land deal

The fate of the proposed Gran Parque La Plancha is in constant flux. But the current plan should please the park's proponents. Yucatán Gov....

Mexico reverses on Mayan Train station, plans new La Plancha stop...

Mérida’s former train station at La Plancha has gone unused for decades and is now part of the grounds of the ESAY, Yucatán’s art college. Photo: Carlos Rosado van der Gracht

30% of La Plancha to be sold to the private sector

La Plancha is the largest undeveloped plot of land in the Centro. Although it will not be part of the Tren Maya, 30% is intended to be sold to the private sector.

Mayan Train track change: New hope for La Plancha park

The so-called Mayan Train won't be rolling into the Centro after all. Gov. Mauricio Vila Dosal said that Mérida's station stop won't be at...

Residents take action to clear La Plancha of garbage

Volunteers say that they are beautifying the area in hopes that the government will stick to its promise and expand the park into some have dubbed “Meridá’s Central Park.”

La Plancha park alive again, but design is up for grabs

With an agreement to build both a park and Tren Maya station at La Plancha, state authorities are tossing the 2016 master plan approved...

Mexico puts La Plancha park back on the table

The federal government will consider building a large park at La Plancha, but it has not said whether it will follow a 200-page master...

Train project threatens to destroy neighborhood at La Plancha

Residents living across from Artículo 123 park in Mérida's La Plancha area were given some bad news from a Tren Maya representative. The envoy informed...

United Nations objects to Mayan Train station at La Plancha

A Mayan Train station at La Plancha would contaminate underground water systems with oils, fuels, sanitary wastewater and grease, a United Nations body warned. UN-Habitat...

Mexico scraps plans for Mayan Train tunnel at La Plancha

The National Fund for Tourism Promotion (Fonatur) has withdrawn plans to run a train tunnel through the center of Merida to bring passengers to...

City joins fight against Mayan Train tunnel, backs park at La...

Merida, Yucatan — Mayor Renán Barrera Concha said that the Merida City Council will join local civic groups to oppose a 4-kilometer underground train...

Mayan Train will travel underground in Merida en route to La...

Merida, Yucatan — The Mayan Train will travel through 4 kilometers / 2.5 miles of tunnel before reaching La Plancha, said Fonatur's director, Rogelio...

With uncertainly at La Plancha, supporters have a Plan B

Despite promises of a central park at La Plancha, no progress can be found at the barren land behind the old train station.

Conservation group makes case for green space at La Plancha

Activist promotes a Gran Parque at La Plancha, saying it would serve more people than the Mayan Train.

Mayan Train official appears to step back from La Plancha takeover

Merida, Yucatan — The Mayan Train coordinator who announced a proposal to roll its rail cars through the Centro and into the historic train...

Plan to place Mayan Train station at La Plancha called dangerous

Merida, Yucatan — The Mayan Train will enter the Centro and make La Plancha a station stop, the federal government said. It would be Merida's second...

Ball players locked out as Museum of Light construction begins

100-million-peso attraction will rise at northern tip of La Plancha.

Volunteers roll up sleeves, keep dream of a park alive at...

Groups of neighbors and members of several civil groups with picks, shovels, rakes, hoes and machetes on Saturday attacked the weeds and garbage at La Plancha.

Why Build a ‘Museum of Light’ in La Plancha?

Three proponents of a park at La Plancha are walking away. Here's why.

With new museum, Merida will be the City of Light

The Museo de la Luz will celebrate the scientific phenomena at La Plancha.

Steady progress on one end of La Plancha land as arts...

While the land set aside for a park remains barren, the old train station is expanding space for the arts school that it houses.

La Plancha leader fears 14 million pesos in funding will vanish

Federal money earmarked for trees, irrigation, lighting and sidewalks is in danger of being withdrawn, said the president of the Gran Parque La Plancha civic association.