Courcelles: new sports facilities will see the light of day

The health crisis has drawn more attention than ever to local activities, including tourism and sports.

Following this logic, in Courcelles, the municipal authorities have decided to invest about 500,000 euros over 3 years to install from spring 2022 playgrounds for children and sports modules for everyone in the territory of Courcellois. These modules are part of a larger project to provide green space and recreation for every Courcellois.

Eight playgrounds scattered throughout the city will be equipped with new prefabricated play modules for children from 2 to 10 years old. 8-way cross-training modules will also see the light of day to enhance the “public”, play and family sports dimension. Thus, Courcelles wants to develop its center of sportsmanship, creating new equipment and modernizing outdoor areas, in an effort by the municipality to meet the needs of professional athletes, amateurs and family audiences.

These new facilities will be located in the Agora of Education, in the residential complex of Gemene, on Türlo Street, in the municipal park of Courcelles, in the Bégen hall in Trazenje and next to the Trazenje Town Hall, on Avenue de Budapest. At the Agoras Cité Renard in Courcelles, rue Daxhelet in Souvret and du Butia in Trazegnies and Salle Beguin, the existing games will be replaced with completely new modules, to which sports modules will be added.

These new facilities are in addition to existing outdoor exercise equipment. Of these, the full module was installed in 2016, the first in the region. At the Plaine de Trazegnies level, play modules for children from 4 to 12 years old and from 10 to 12 years old adapted to PRM, exercise equipment for everyone and a barbecue area with benches are already available.

The project for the construction of new sports facilities in the Courcelles area is in line with the renovations already completed in the company’s agoras. “The goal is to develop infrastructure accessible to all and recreate life, entertainment and social connections in the neighborhoods, promote intergenerational spaces and reconnect young and old through outdoor physical activity with real civic dynamics. Integrating sport into the heart of the neighborhood means making it accessible to all generations and enabling them to take care of themselves and others.” commented Joel Hasselin, sports alderman. And Deputy Mayor Caroline Takin continues: “The pandemic has pushed us all outside! We want to offer places for recreation and sports for all ages and all physical conditions. These recreation areas will allow you to reconnect, oxygenate, walk and engage in physical, playful and sports activities alone. or with family. These places will facilitate encounters that are more enjoyable than inserted screens.”

This new equipment will be distributed as follows:

  • Cité Guémené (padel): play modules for children 4-10 years old
  • Rue Turlot: play modules for children from 2 to 8 years old
  • Agora cité Renard: combined modules for children 4-10 years old, 2-5 years old and 2-8 years old, as well as cross-training modules
  • Municipal Park (Hôtel de Ville de Courcelles): play modules for children aged 4-10 and training station.
  • Agora des Hautes-Montées: combinable play units for children from 4 to 10 years old.
  • Agora Daxhelet: play modules for children 4-10 years old and cross-training modules
  • Agora du Butia: Modules for 4-10 and 2-5 year olds and a cross-training station
  • Salle Beguin: play modules for children from 2 to 8 years old
  • Rue de Budapest (next to the village house): play modules for children 4-10 years old and 2-8 years old.