Welcome to the Summer Edition of The Baja Citizen!

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I have been calling La Paz home for almost 20 years now and I still find myself amazed at how beautiful it is. I consider myself so fortunate to live here.  La Paz has just become even more special with the renovation of two high traffic public parks in the city, including the just remodeled Parque Cuauhtemoc, located right along the malecon and Nicolas Bravo.

“With the rehabilitation and beautification of Parque Cuauhtémoc, now the families of La Paz and those who visit us have an integral, modern and inclusive space for healthy coexistence,” said the Governor of Baja California Sur, Carlos Mendoza Davis, during the inauguration of this emblematic meeting place. 

The Casa del Artesano Sudcaliforniano, popular for visitors looking for local keepsakes and souvenirs, was also remodeled within the park. The Tourist Attention Center (CATTAC) was built beside the Casa del Artesano Sudcaliforniano, making this park an important stop for visitors to the area. Hugging the street Nicolas Bravo, Parque Cuauhtémoc is complete with a skate park for local skateboarders to use.

The BMX Park, located at the other end of the malecon, in front of Marina Palmira, is almost complete. The idea for the park materialized from the need of young people in La Paz to have a suitable place to practice their sport. BMX is short for bicycle motocross which is a cycle sport performed on BMX bikes.   The state government met with the civil group Asociacion “Bici o Vicio” (Bike or Vice Association) as well as a group of youth who BMX, to find the best way to rescue the unused area and turn it into a functional and safe space for riders to develop their sport.

Both parks will provide a place for children and families to connect with others and a space to engage in recreational activities. The parks also bring an intrinsic aesthetic to La Paz; one that adds to the beauty of my adopted hometown.

This will be the last edition of The Baja Citizen until November 2019. Remember, all summer long you can keep up with news and events in La Paz on-line at www.bajacitizen.com or Facebook The Baja Citizen.

However your summer flows, I hope you enjoy it!