Boca del Rio Park has been officially reopened, with a community sports day taking place to commemorate the occasion. On December 15th, a long day of activities took place in the park, allowing those living in San Pedro Town to enjoy the green area once again and take part in a family-orientated event.
In the past few months, Boca del Rio Park has been revitalized with a new kids climbing frame, seating and parasol areas and many new shrubs to bring nature back into the area. The family-friendly environment has been highlighted with the latest sports day, which saw the San Pedro Sports Committee (SPSC) joining with Canary Coves Resort and the San Pedro Town Council (SPTC) in a joint effort to throw a community occasion.
First up was a cycling race that was divided into juniors and juvenile. Aspiring athletes wanting to try out their skills competitively attended the event, with Deandre Vasquez taking the early lead in the juvenile category. The 16-year-old went on to win his first cycling race. Â Meanwhile, in the junior division, a close competition between 18-year-old Brandon Santos and 17-year-old Byron Lara occurred, with Lara finally winning the first place. However, there wasnÂt only cycling to be enjoyed that day, and basketball and football marathons were also laid on. The football marathon was a five-a-side affair, with eight male teams and two female teams participating. For the men, Team Boxers came in first place. Meanwhile, the two womenÂs teams fought hard against each other, with San Mateo coming out on top.
The final event of the sports day was the basketball marathon, in which three male and two female teams participated. For the women, Boca del Rio took on San Mateo, and turning their football failure around, Boca del Rio took the top prize. Meanwhile, the first place for the men went to the Senor Marlins.
Overall, the sports day was a huge success and not only opened the park in a great way, but introduced many people to the SPSC for the first time. The committee will be holding a series of sporting events and activities throughout 2014 for people to get involved in, not only to promote good health, but also community spirit.