Oranjestad- The Directorate of Society and Welfare of the Public Entity St. Eustatius will be carrying out a survey from Friday May 24th until Friday June 14th in order to receive feedback on their plan to add two new features to improve the Queen Wilhelmina Park.
The survey will last for a period of three (3) weeks and will be in English as well as Spanish. The main target groups are neighbours in the immediate vicinity of the Queen Wilhelmina Park, the Santo Domingo Association members, who have adopted the park for many years as well as the general public.
Hard copies will be available at the following locations: Government Guesthouse, Directorate of Society and Welfare, St. Eustatius Tourism Development Foundation and Government Information Service. Persons will be able to participate in the survey online through the Facebook page of the Government of Sint Eustatius.
Renovations were carried out recently on the fencing (walls and gates) and lighting of the Queen Wilhelmina Park situated in the heart Oranjestad. Now that these renovations are completed the Directorate of Society and Welfare would like to add two new features to the park: an outdoor fitness park (similar to the Earl Merkman Sport Complex) and mind games for families. The placement of these equipment and games will not take up much space and will therefore not hinder other activities from taking place on the grounds. There are also plans to reforest the area. For this feedback is needed from the Statian community.
On May 14th a Sport and Health Covenant was signed between the Public Entity St. Eustatius and the Ministry of Health Welfare an Sport. The ambition is to get the Statian community more involved in activities that promote healthy living. “By placing the fitness equipment at Wilhelmina Park we hope to spread out fitness possibilities on the St. Eustatius.
Fitness is one of several important aspects of promoting healthy living. In the coming months the community will be informed of the integral approach related to the implementation of the Sport and Health Covenant” , Carol Jack-Roosberg, Director of the Directorate Society and Welfare.