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100-million-peso attraction will rise at northern tip of La Plancha.
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.
While the land set aside for a park remains barren, the old train station is expanding space for the arts school that it houses.
Federal money earmarked for trees, irrigation, lighting and sidewalks is in danger of being withdrawn, said the president of the Gran Parque La Plancha civic association.
Thousands of steel and wooden railway ties are still buried where trees should be planted, neighbors complain.
562 trees and 1,500 shrubs are waiting in the wings to reforest the old railroad yard destined to be the city's next large-scale park.
A look at tourism from the standpoint of culture, art and aesthetics will guide a colloquium organized by the Higher School of Arts of Yucatán at La Plancha.
Several years after being ditched behind the historic railroad station, it took about a month to finally haul away 52 boxcars and 15 locomotives.
Just over half of the 68 stranded freight cars and locomotives that littered La Plancha are still there, and progress has already stalled.
The local Chamber of Commerce and Services of Mérida sees more than trees blooming at La Plancha.
Last week was the end of the line for La Plancha's life as a maneuvering yard for trains.
After years of campaigning and planning by neighbors, volunteers and academics, workers finally are clearing acres of flat, underused space in the Centro.
Three years ago, neighbors mobilized and planted 100 trees on the perimeter of La Plancha. All that work has paid off.
After years of debates, negotiation and planning, actual work begins today to convert the rail yards known as "La Plancha" into Gran Parque La Plancha.
It could be beginning to look a lot like Christmas at La Plancha before the end of the year.
Work begins in January on a 20-acre chunk of a future "Central Park."
A popup bike rental station started operating today at La Plancha, a project to benefit efforts to construct a park there.
Here is a letter you, as an expat, can sign to support a Central Park-style green space in the Centro.
Several questions have arisen about the proposed park in La Plancha following the press conference held on June 29 by nonprofit Gran Parque La Plancha, A.C. Jack Robinson, the non-profit's only expat board member, agreed to address them.
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