Alongside our Energy Floors there are several very cool installations to make this playground truly one of a kind. For instance, a set of stationary bicycles can light up a whirlpool, while bright mushrooms light up when children walk on them. Solar energy also powers special ‘smart benches’ and provides Wi-Fi hotspots and weather information.
The eco park project is an idea of the President in cooperation with the Ministry of Energy. Permanent Secretary at the Energy Ministry Anthony Gatt said he hoped the equipment would help children understand how energy could be produced through sustainable sources and not just power stations.
For President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, the realization of the Ecopark was a dream come true. She commended the energy and finance ministries for their contribution, noting that such projects needed political will to kick off.