Xicheng District to Build 70 Sports and Fitness Fields in 3 Years
Xicheng District government issued "Xicheng District’s Three-Year Action Plan for Building Sports and Fitness Facilities near Residential Areas (2020-2022)" on June 10. In three years, Xicheng District plans to build sports fields with 20000 square meters per year, and all sub-districts are required to build at least one sports and fitness field per year. Xicheng District also plans to complete the construction of the waterfront fitness walkway, build a smart sports service system, and increase the per-capita area of sports fields.
The plan clarifies six major tasks and 19 specific tasks that Xicheng District is supposed to complete in three years. The major tasks include planning public land for sports, promoting the integration and development of sports fields, constructing special sports venues, promoting the opening of sports fields of schools and organs to the public, building smart sports service system, and the innovative management of sports venues.
The plan states that Xicheng District will create a new model of "sports plus park". Newly-built green spaces are required to include fitness facilities covering an area of not less than 10 percent of the total area. In addition, Xicheng District will further expand the space for walking and riding, and especially build a waterfront greenway with a total length of about 20 kilometers along the north-south moat in the next three years.
Among the tasks, this year’s highlights include building the walkway from Tianning Temple to Baizhifang, building cage football fields in green spaces, promoting the construction of removable artificial ice fields, and encouraging social capital to invest in building fitness venues. The projects will be carried out in Xicheng District’s all 15 sub-districts. According to their own conditions, the sub-districts will build a variety of sports and fitness facilities such as table tennis field, badminton field, croquet field, football field, basketball field, fitness equipment, fitness walkway, and artificial ice field.
In a word, Xicheng District will build 70 sports and fitness fields in three years, including 32 in 2020, and 38 in 2021 to 2022. The tasks are required to be completed by December 15 of each year.
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