Courcelles: New sports facilities will come to light

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The health crisis has brought local activities, including tourism and sports, to the fore more than ever before.

In Courcelles, it follows this logic when the municipal authorities decided to invest around 500,000 Euros over 3 years from the spring of 2022 for the installation of playgrounds for children and sports modules for all at the Courcelloise establishment. These modules are one of the phases of a larger project aimed at providing green spaces and relaxation for each Courcellois.

Eight sites spread over the entire municipal land will be equipped with new combinable play modules for children aged 2 to 10. 8-sided cross-training modules will also come to light to reinforce the “general public”, fun and family sport dimension. Courcelles thus wishes to develop the center of sporting excellence, through the creation of new equipment and redesigned outdoor facilities, the municipality’s desire to meet the needs of professional athletes, amateurs and a family audience.

These new facilities will be located in the agoras of the legal entity, the Guémené housing estate, rue Turlot, the Courcelles municipal park, the Beguin hall in Trazegnies and near the Trazegnies village hall on the avenue de Budapest. In the agoras of Cité Renard in Courcelles, rue Daxhelet in Souvret and du Butia and Salle Beguin in Trazegnies, existing games will be replaced by brand new modules to which sports modules will be added.

These new facilities are in addition to existing street exercise facilities. Complete module assembly was carried out in 2016, a first in the region. At the Plaine de Trazegnies level, play modules adapted to PRMs for children 4 to 12 years old and 10 to 12 years old, fitness equipment for all and a barbecue area with benches are already available.

The new sports facilities project in the Courcell area is in line with the renovations of the already completed agora of the enterprise. “The aim is to develop infrastructure open to all and recreate life, recreation and social bonds in neighborhoods, fostering intergenerational spaces and reconnecting young and old to a true civic dynamic through outdoor physical activity. Integrating sport into the heart of neighborhoods, making it accessible to all generations. It means giving up and giving the opportunity to care for oneself and others.” Sports Alderman Joël Hasselin commented. And Deputy Mayor Caroline Taquin continues: “The pandemic has pushed us all out! We want to offer recreational and sports spaces suitable for all ages and all physical conditions. These recreation areas will enable reconnections, oxygenation, walking and a physical, fun and sporting activity alone or with family. These places will be conducive to more enjoyable meetings than intervening screens.”

This new equipment will be distributed as follows:

  • Cité Guémené (Padel): game modules for children aged 4-10
  • Rue Turlot: game modules for 2-8 year olds
  • Agora cité Renard: Combinable modules for 4-10 year olds, 2-5 year olds and 2-8 year olds as well as cross training modules
  • Municipal park (Hôtel de Ville de Courcelles): play modules and a cross-education station for children aged 4-10
  • Agora des Hautes-Montées: buildable game modules for 4-10 year olds
  • Agora Daxhelet: game modules and cross-education modules for children aged 4-10
  • Agora du Butia: modules and a cross-training station for 4-10 year olds and 2-5 year olds
  • Salle Beguin: game modules for 2-8 year olds
  • Rue de Budapest (near the village house): Game modules for children 4-10 years old and 2-8 years old