Fundidora Park


Fundidora Park

Infobox Park
park = Fundidora Park



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caption = The Old Steel Mill at Fundidora Park
type = Public Park
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coordinates = coord|25|40|41|N|100|17|00|W|region:MX_type:landmark
size = convert|120|ha|acre
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operator = "Fideicomiso Fundidora" (Escrow)
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Fundidora Park is a public park located east of Monterrey, Mexico, inside the former Monterrey Foundry property with an area of convert|120|ha|km2.

History

The Monterrey Foundry (Monterrey Steel Foundry Company) operated from 1900 until its bankruptcy in 1986. Two years later, after having been legally declared financially insolvent, the "Fideicomiso Fundidora" (Fundidora Escrow) was installed to administer the Park.

Multifaceted location

The park contains several industrial buildings from the old Foundry making the park a famous Archeological Industrial Site in Mexico full of beauty and ambiance. It also contains extensive walking tracks, an artificial lake, playgrounds for children and a convert|2.1|mi|km|1 permanent road course which is popular with joggers, bicyclists and inline skaters. Fundidora Park also includes a CINTERMEX which is a convention center, a hotel, a museum, Sesame Street Park, the Monterrey Arena, an auditorium, Cineteca Nuevo Leon and other smaller buildings with cultural venues.

Events

*The Champ Car World Series Grand Prix of Monterrey was held from 2001 to 2006 (see Tecate/Telmex Grand Prix of Monterrey).
*Fundidora Park has been the venue of UN and OEA summits.
*On February 26, 2006, the Fundidora Park raceway hosted the A1 Grand Prix racing series.
*The park was the center of the 2007 Universal Forum of Cultures. For this event, an area of convert|30|ha|km2 was joined to the 120 original hectares and also was joined to the city's Great Plaza by the Santa Lucia Riverwalk.

A1GP race history

External links

*http://www.parquefundidora.org Fundidora Park official site
*http://www.pistadehielofundidora.com Fundidora Ice Rink: localized at Fundidora Park, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon.

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