WasteServ Malta - Family Park
Family Park
The rehabilitation of the closed landfill in Marsascala, used as a dumpsite in the 1970s, is one of the projects part financed by EU Funding for the rehabilitation of closed landfills in Malta & Gozo.



The Sant'Antnin Family Park is intended as a leisure area for both local and foreign visitors. The project is spread over 80 tumoli of land. In addition to the recreational park, works have also included the restoration of St. Anthony’s Chapel and the construction of a visitor centre, which serves as an education centre on waste management.

 

 

 

You can download the map from here Sant'Antnin Family Park Map.pdf.

 

The park includes the following facilities:        

  • A picnic area
  • A multilevel leisure area
  • Two mazes – one tailored for children
  • Children's play areas
  • Play equipment accessible also for disabled children
  • Outdoor gym equipment
  • Rock climbing area*
  • Dog park
  • Olive garden
  • Football pitch
  • Relaxation area    

 

 

  •  Amphitheatre with a seating capacity of 450 people
  • Equestrian area (including stables)
  • Agro Tourism Centre on the style of a traditional farm
  • Free car park for coaches
  • Free car park for visitors within the existing quarry
  • Free Wifi access covering a large area of the park

* Pre-booking required for rock-climbing

 

 

The Visitor Centre includes:

  • A theatre for informative presentations
  • Walk through from the Visitor Centre through the Sant’ Antnin Waste Treatment Plant
  • Information on waste management
  • Information & explanation related to how the park was previously a dumpsite

As part of this project, which represents an investment of circa € 7 million, the watercourse in the Northern part of the park was restored to address flooding problems. The capacity of the watercourse is of over 4,200 cubic metres per hour at any one time. Furthermore, the project includes two reservoirs with a total capacity of 1,692 cubic metres, to be utilised for irrigation purposes. The project includes approximately 3,500 trees and 25,000 shrubs.


The park was inaugurated in February 2013 and is open daily to the public.