Start of the 3rd Phase of Parque Oeste

During the second half of the month of March, the third phase of work in the Park will have begun in Alta de Lisboa’s Parque Oeste. The intervention, which will be concluded 18 months after its start, contributes to an effective consolidation of this green zone with 70 hectares which, after the conclusion of this phase, will constitute the third largest green space of the city of the Lisbon, after Monsanto and Parque da BelaVista.
Parque Oeste, designed by the Spanish architect Isabel Aguirre, is the biggest urban park of Alta de Lisboa, consisting of two distinct areas, one dedicated more to informal recreation, already partially constructed (PHASE I), marked by a great central lake, which also has a function of controlling and minimising environmental impacts and the other is dedicated more to sports where an athletics track has been constructed (PHASE II).

It is a space where nature is a strong presence inside the urban centre, which intends to create new spaces and services that facilitate contact with nature. One of its main missions is to make the drainage of rainwater possible, thereby optimising the natural resources, with clear ecological and financial benefits.

The carrying out of Phase III of Parque Oeste takes into consideration the characteristics of the land and the intention of continuing the already executed phases. In this sense, its objectives are:

  • The construction of an extensive lake with a surface area of almost 17,500m2, whose limits are delineated through “beaches” and walls of gabions, allowing the lake to slowly move accumulated waters to the general network of rainwater drains.
  • The resolution of the access routes in order to facilitate the relationship between the Park and the city, extending the work already accomplished in the previous phases, involving the interior connections of the Park and exterior with the Avenida Eng. Nuno Abecassis and Zone 14.
  • Highlight the paths which form the structure of the Park through a series of paths which intertwine amongst themselves, which will allow visitors to cross the Park in all directions.
  • The planting of trees along the paths, creating shade along the paths and lawn areas. Shrubs will also be planted along the edges of the lawn areas.