Martissant is a densely populated area near the center of Port-au-Prince connected by two main busy roads. It is a place where open space is very scarce. A park is truly an out of the world serene social space. Following a proposal from Foundation for Knowledge and Liberty (FOKAL) in June 2007, a presidential decree freed 15 acres land from four estates for public use as 'Martissant Park'. These four estates where the development for the park is under process since February 2008 are Dunham, Mangonès, Pauline and Leclerc. A surrounding buffer zone has also been decreed. The project has started with a mission to maintain historical heritage, Haitian flora and creation of exceptional natural environment. It will have arrangements to host many cultural, research and training programs.
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