November, 2015. University for Peace Campus - UPEACE inaugurated a new kiosk with a restaurant named ‘Káninka’ - meaning forestin the local huetar tongue. The kiosk was built at the core of the UPEACE Peace Park, by its own maintenance staff, who used the local wood. At the inauguration, Rector Rojas-Aravena took a moment to thank all the contributors that participated in this project. Members of the staff along with the architectures in charge, Gloriana Mejía and Andrés Serpa; as well as members of the Local Government of Ciudad Colón, shared a special meal to celebrate.
The park and campus, located 30 km Southwest of San José, within a natural reserve composed of a secondary forest and the last remnant of primary forest (200 ha) in the Central Valley of Costa Rica, are within the protected zone of El Rodeo, which is part of the Mora County (Municipality). UPEACE covers about 2% of the Mora landscape; hence this protected area is very rich in fauna. It shelters mammals such as monkeys and deer, reptiles and over 300 species of birds, as well as approximately 100 varieties of trees. The University's installations and protected area make up 303 hectares.
This place offers recreational areas, including huts equipped with outdoor grills, beautiful artificial lakes, the “Monument to Disarmament, Labour and Peace”, trails, a soccer field, volleyball court, a playground for children, restrooms, and the natural beauty offered by the biodiversity that characterizes this area.
The park is open to the public Tuesday – Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m
For more information, please contact Ana Lucía Guerrero at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call to +506 2205-9000.