With its construction completed, the Leisure Area of Kun Iam Statue Waterfront will be open for trial operation tomorrow (April 29). Opening hours will be set for the children’s playground and the courts. Anti-epidemic measures such as temperature measurement will be adopted in these areas. The Municipal Affairs Bureau (IAM) predicts that the visitor flow will be heavy during the initial opening period, and after reviewing public opinions, decides to adopt crowd control measures for the children’s playground according to the actual situation.
In order to optimise the waterfront of NAPE area and respond to the public’s demand for leisure space, IAM built the Leisure Area of Kun Iam Statue Waterfront with a total area of about 15,000 square metres last year on the waterfront from the Macao Science Center to the Kun Iam Statue. It has a waterfront walking trail, multi-functional court, gateball court, roller skating rink, and other fitness and leisure facilities. The children’s playground about 2,700 square metres is equipped with parent-child play facilities and other novel amusement facilities and is divided into several areas for children of different ages, including multiple sets of large facilities with climbing parts suitably challenging for children aged between five and twelve to train their coordination and balance of the body, allowing them to learn different skills and increase their physical stamina while having fun.
As some of the children’s play facilities are challenging, IAM reminds parents to provide safety guidance next to their children when they use the public facilities in order to enjoy parent-child time of playing together. They are also advised to pay attention to the on-site notices and use the facilities according to the applicable age range and safety guidelines. IAM will assign staff on site to maintain order and pay extra attention to the use of the challenging facilities.
It is expected that the waterfront Leisure Area will attract a large number of visitors during the initial opening period, and the children’s playground may even be crowded during certain hours. In order to facilitate the epidemic prevention and maintain the order and safety of the site, IAM will adopt measures to control the visitor flow in the children’s playground according to the actual situation, allowing the public to enter the playground in batches, at different time sessions, or suspending entry. The public is advised to pay attention to and follow the instructions of the on-site staff. At the same time, IAM urges the public not to rush to the Leisure Area during the initial opening period, so as to have more time and space to enjoy the facilities and have a better experience after the peak period.
The waterfront Leisure Area is equipped with a waterfront walking trail about 400 metres long, multi-functional court, gateball court, roller skating rink, and other fitness and leisure facilities that provide the public and young people with a variety of sporting options. At the same time, there are also lockers, self-service areas and café in the Leisure Area. User-friendly facilities such as parent-child washrooms and nursing rooms will also be installed gradually to provide diversified services to the public.
The playground, gateball court, roller skating rink and multi-functional court in the Leisure Area are open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. The other facilities such as the walking trail and the fitness and leisure area for adults are open all day.View gallery