This June, refresh your routines with a visit to one of the three Fun Parks that are set in Porto and are a must for a “fartura” (a traditional Portuguese dessert), a match by the football table and a ride in the bumper cars. Mayor Rui Moreira walked by one of such spots, at the Jardim do Calém and tasted his first “fartura” of the year. Rui Moreira was accompanied by councillor Catarina Araújo, who is also in charge of Ágora (the municipal company that coordinates the establishment of the Fun Parks with the entrepreneurs) and by Sofia Maia, the president of the Union of Parishes of Lordelo do Ouro and Massarelos.
In the end of May, three Fun Parks were established in Porto, hosting travelling amusements, namely in the Rotunda da Boavista, in the Fontaínhas and in Lordelo do Ouro, in compliance with all safety measures, under a protocol signed with Porto City Hall, and following all the guidelines issued by the DGS. The sites will run until the end of June. This hard hit sector "can now see a light at the end of the tunnel", amid the ongoing pandemic.
All safety measures have been taken into consideration and now the travelling amusement sector can feel a shift and meet expectations, for survival.
Rui Moreira talked to the people visiting and working in the Jardim do Calém Fun Park and was told that the community has adhered to this initiative in a very positive way and “that this is a much needed optimal opportunity” to be able to not let die the travelling amusement sector’s best working season.
In addition to the support provided by Porto City Hall, as regards policing and electric infrastructure, as well as fee payment exemption, Fun Parks follow a strict health plan issued by the DGS, which includes the fencing of the sites, the provision of alcohol gel and the taking of temperature on entry points, as well as the regular cleaning of equipment. The investment by the entrepreneurs represents circa 62 thousand euros.