Joan Miro Parc, previously a slaughter house had been integrated into the city as a public park by Ildefons Cerda. The location & scale of the park allow for a series of rooms for different use. There are a wide range of possibilities in the park due to its design and complexity. Gardens, a square, playgrounds, a library surrounded by water, a forest of palm trees & pines, art, and architecture are some of the features within the site. The picture above is of a small girl climbing on a large red rope structure, within one of the six play areas situated in the park.
Cerda's design was part of a restoration project that targeted the city square & the area around it. The park represents a new approach to city development and encourages the emergence of large quality public spaces throughout the city.