Reggio, fire at Ecolandia Park destroys offices and management of the structure. Falcomatà: “Wound to the heart of the city”


By John

“It is a wound to the heart of the city, an episode that hurts not only the Ecolandia Park but the entire Reggio community, all the citizens and in particular the world of associations which over the years, thanks to hard work, has made this structure is a point of reference for sociality, aggregation, solidarity, legality, without neglecting the cultural, recreational, sporting and environmental innovation aspects”. This is what the mayor of Reggio Calabria said Giuseppe Falcomatà during an inspection of the Ecolandia Park, which was hit by a fire last night which completely destroyed the rooms that housed the offices and management of the structure.

The mayor wanted to personally go to the Park, while the investigations of the Scientific Police were still underway, which are trying to reconstruct the dynamics of the event and its possible malicious origin. Together with the first Citizen, the Metropolitan Councilor Giuseppe Marino, the Prime Minister Enzo Marra and the Municipal Councilor Franco Barreca were also present. Solidarity and closeness for the serious episode was also expressed by the Deputy Mayor with responsibility for the Environment of the Municipality of Reggio Calabria Paolo Brunetti and by the Councilor delegated for Parks and Gardens Massimiliano Merenda.

“Naturally we need to understand the nature of the fire well – added the mayor after a brief inspection with the forensic team – I thank the police personnel for the meticulous work that is being carried out in these hours to understand the causes and origin of the There are no certainties yet, but regardless of whether the fire was malicious or not, it is clear that it is a serious event that affects the entire citizenry and the many visitors who are fond of this park.”

“Furthermore – Mayor Falcomatà then added – work was underway planned by the municipal administration for an energy efficiency improvement activity of the structure, with the positioning of photovoltaic panels which had recently been installed on the roof and had yet to be connected and put into operation. An environmental and energy regeneration intervention that will now clearly have to be completely remodulated. What is certain is that we are not stopping. We have said this to ourselves with the representatives of the company that has managed this park for years and that has made it a real point of reference for the whole city. We will not stop, what has happened cannot interrupt a path that Ecolandia has pursued since its birth. We will find a way to recover the damage caused by the flames, we have the strength to overcome this episode too and we will certainly not give up an inch.”