Meerhoven will shortly get an ‘Esplanade’: a recreation zone of approximately 40 meters wide and 600 meters long, centrally located between the residential neighbourhoods of Zandrijk and Bosrijk. Residents can respond to the design until February 17, 2019.

The design for the Esplanade is inspired by aviation. The narrow, long zone remains open and green. Height differences will be used as ‘a wink’ to an airplane that lands. At the same time, they form the basis for the open, green park in which residents can walk, stay, play, exercise and cycle. There is also room for small-scale activities such as a children’s party, neighbourhood barbecue or games afternoon. Existing buildings, such as the Airport building and ‘t Schuurke remain clearly visible. The design is the result of the input that the municipality has received from various stakeholders, such as local residents and representatives of residents’ associations.

Special places
Flying, sky and light are an inspiration for three special places in the Esplanade. Think of a play plane, an observatory for the experience of air, and a light-air artwork. The municipality is looking into the possibilities for this. The plants chosen for the Esplanade will strengthen the biodiversity of the location and environment.

The sketch design of the Esplanade can be viewed via (in Dutch). Residents can react to the design until February 17, 2019 by sending an e-mail to . Based on the feedback, the municipality will examine whether the design needs to be adjusted. The municipality expects to finalize the final design for the summer holidays of 2019. The start of the implementation of the Esplanade will take place at the earliest in early 2020.

More information
For more information and questions contact Jeroen Reijnders via 06 46 887 140.