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Plaza Grande — The history of Mérida’s most iconic square

During colonial times, the Plaza Mayor witnessed the swearing-in of Spanish kings, religious processions, bullfights, and many more important events.

Free and faster Wi-Fi promised in every Merida park by mid-July

Although free public internet access isn't new, the city has upgraded 26 percent of its routers and other equipment.

Restaurants challenged for encroaching on Santa Lucia park space

As in Progreso, tables and chairs in the Centro should not claim permanent positions in public spaces, a business leader says.

Historic bandshell in Parque de las Americas is showing its age

The bandshell in one of the city's most beloved parks may be due for a renovation.

Residents fight to save rare open space in fast-growing Altabrisa

The largest empty plot of land in the city's north should become a park, its neighbors insist. 

Crowdfunding project will make Santa Ana park a greener space

A young entrepreneur is holding an online fundraiser to bring more trees to Santa Ana park. 

Dinner in the park? New regulations could threaten café seating

The leader of the city's restaurant trade group expressed concern that new regulations could affect restaurants that have been expanded into public parks.

New Baxal Ja water park was a hit, even before the...

Local companies have joined international food franchises in expressing interest in getting in on the action at the Baxal Ja Water Park.

Governor officially begins La Plancha park project

After years of campaigning and planning by neighbors, volunteers and academics, workers finally are clearing acres of flat, underused space in the Centro.

La Plancha neighbors were way ahead of everybody else in creating...

Three years ago, neighbors mobilized and planted 100 trees on the perimeter of La Plancha. All that work has paid off.

Oxxo adopts a park; will pay for trees, renovations and programs

Oxxo, the convenience store chain, will invest about 200 million pesos over the next five years to maintain Parque Flamboyanes in Col. Juan Pablo II, west of the city.

La Plancha group wants assurances on master plan

The Gran Parque la Plancha group fears the state has already sold off part of the 60-acre parcel that various groups and neighbors have envisioned as a new green space.

Have restaurants spread out too far into public spaces?

Dining under the stars is one of life's great pleasures. So is a sidewalk stroll, or a walk in the park. Somehow, these pursuits have collided. Literally.

Young deputy protests Yucatán’s concrete jungle

Following a protest at a city park that sacrificed green grass for concrete, a young Green party member has gotten full support for a resolution urging municipalities to change their ways.

Giant chairs are latest attraction in Santa Lucia park

The tourism department installed giant conjoined chair in Santa Lucia Park on Thursday, and visitors have been taking the bait ever since.

La Plancha park project advances

By the end of next month, officials will release a final draft plan to convert a 20-acre vacant rail yard into a Central Park-like green space.

Hidalgo Park artists itching to expand

Every Thursday, the Hidalgo Park Collective sets up shop, offering their beautiful artworks in the open air. To them, it's just the beginning.

Peek Park a new play zone for dogs

The first of its kind in southeastern Mexico, Peek Park has been officially inaugurated, opening a free interactive fun zone for dogs at the Paseo Verde.

Businesses ask to ban cars on Calle 60 nightly

Calle 60, from the Government Palace to the Santa Ana Park, should ban vehicular traffic every day at 8 p.m. That's the latest proposal from a restaurant trade group, Canirac, that has been working with state tourism officials.

Aquaparque’s owners await offer from city

The city's lease on Mérida's Aquaparque expired two years ago, and its owner will offer to sell the space to the general public if a deal isn't struck.

Mérida dog park on the drawing board

A park exclusively dogs is coming to the Paseo Verde, said Pablo Gamboa Miner, the director general of the Metropolitan Coordination of Planning (Comey).

La Plancha, Casa de la Trova advance

Two major transformations in Merida's center have become closer to reality, bringing new purpose to an old railroad yard and a soon-to-be-abandoned legislative building.

Talking through ideas for La Plancha

State officials reiterated their willingness to listen, discuss and build consensus with citizens to develop joint projects at the barren La Plancha fields, which neighbors are working to turn into grand cultural and natural green space.

MACAY brings art outdoors

Art supplied by the Fernando García Ponce-MACAY Museum will blend with nature along the Paseo Verde linear park this week.