On 9 and 16 April 2014, the Place Verte became the Place des Décou’vertes
Catherine Vandenbroecke - Ville de Tournai
On 9 and 16 April 2014, the Place Verte became
the “Place des Décou’vertes (Discoveries square)
Prior to the permanent installation of a playground on the Place Verte end of 2014, the residents wanted to offer the kids of the neighborhood the possibility to play on the space during the Easter holidays. Two dates had been chosen: Wednesday the 9th and 16th of April, from 2:00 to 5:30 p.m. .
During these both sunny editions, around 50 children (aged 3 to 10) came with their relatives to discover several games and participate to activities organized by local associations (Mômes Circus, Maison de la Marionnette, Omérine Féerie).
Good success for this new concept developed in collaboration with the residents, the Tournai Town Centre Management and students of the Tourism-leisure section of the “Haute Ecole en Hainaut”. It confirms that this space fits perfectly for this kind of event and can answer the playful needs of the children of the neighborhood.