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Recreo De Noche

Days are short at the tropics, and the vision for Recreo de Noche (RDN) is to provide multiple Puerto Rican communities with lit playgrounds for use after sunset, in an effort to address the immediate recreational and social needs of residents who are deprived of adequate public lighting and until longer-term utility and infrastructure projects are developed and implemented.

Recreo de Noche is a replicable initiative that entails collaborative processes between teams of volunteers, local organizations and local communities. For each project, the lighting layout will be determined by the local users while volunteers will provide guidance by means of public discussions, participatory workshops and hands-on assistance.

Solar lighting is well suited for the project’s vision and mission: it allows for the flexible relocation of equipment based on the evolution of renovation and development efforts.

The lighting equipment procured for each Recreo de Noche project will be property of the partnering local community organizations and constituents.

Each project follows a template:

5 solar streetlights: these are stationary lighting fixtures that will be installed to provide illumination on the playgrounds
10 solar kits: these are lighting systems that include one solar panel and battery and multiple light sources, and they can be installed flexibly along access points to the playgrounds
50 portable lights: these are small portable lights that can be distributed to school children or other community constituents to facilitate their access to and from the playground to their homes.

After the implementation of a pilot project in the fall of 2018 (RDN1), the model will be reproduced throughout Puerto Rico.

PhoScope developed the project’s mission and vision and will provide continuous support in the form of research, resources and advice and serve as a training and advising platform for all RDN projects.


RDN0
Recreo De Noche 0: Exhibition
Site: Pública, Espacio cultural, PR
Timeline: Opening date May 17, 2019
Team: Marién Velez, Lorna Mulero, Stephanie M. Soler
Local Partner: Pública, Espacio cultural


RDN1
Recreo De Noche 1: Pilot project


RDN1 Before/ After rendering by PhoScope

Site: Caño Martín Peña, San Juan, PR
Timeline: September 2018 – March 2019
Team: Marién Velez, Lorna Mulero, Stephanie M. Soler
Local Partner: Enlace

 

         

 


RDN2
Recreo De Noche 2


RDN2 Before/ After rendering by PhoScope

Site: El Barrio Mariana de Humacao, PR
Timeline: February – April 2019 (Opening date: June 10 2019)
Team: Marién Velez, Lorna Mulero, Stephanie M. Soler
Local Partner: Arecma

 

         

RDN3
Recreo De Noche 3
Site: Comerio, PR
Timeline: Pending Funding
Team: Marién Velez, Lorna Mulero, Stephanie M. Soler
Local Partner: La Maraña

 


RDN4
Recreo De Noche 4
Site: Casa Pueblo, PR
Timeline: Pending Funding
Team: Marién Velez, Lorna Mulero, Stephanie M. Soler
Local Partner: Casa Pueblo

 


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