Progress of work at the park
The work on an alluvial beach on the Seine river bank at the Parc du Peuple de l’Herbe will commence on 25 August. The work will continue through to spring 2015.
The project involves developing a 400-metre long stretch of the Seine river bank between the La Galiotte pond and the Vieille Ferme pond in order to bring people closer to the river. The alluvial beach will take on the appearance of a natural, gently sloping bank covered in greenery, offering a progressive ecological and landscaped transition between the park and the Seine river.
At the same time, three other sections of the Seine river bank to the right of the two ponds will be restored with a view to slowing down bank erosion and fostering biodiversity.
Trees and aquatic plants will be planted in spring 2015, thereby recreating a plant screen with pertinent species (e.g. ash, willow and alder trees).
Once the developments have been completed, the alluvial beach will provide the perfect spot for relaxing and walking by the river. Raised decking – accessible to all – will provide a means of discretely traversing a beautifully landscaped area opening onto the Seine river. With replanted trees, shrubs and aquatic plants, the islands at Villennes and Migneaux will be immersed in nature. Overlooking the river, this will be an ideal area for observing nature.
Pony event at the Parc du Peuple de l’Herbe
Each summer, the commune of Carrières-sous-Poissy organises a pony event at the park on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 8 July to 28 August. The event gives young children a chance to try out horse riding and share a moment of discovery and fun by riding around the Parc du Peuple de l’Herbe on the back of a pony.