The Avellaneda Park is the second largest park in the City of Buenos Aires, and - due to its size, its forestation and its socio-cultural heritage - it is of significant importance for the urban population. Since its creation in 1914, it has suffered the same processes of deterioration that have affected all green and public spaces in the city. Based on the establishment of the Avellaneda Park Management Plan in 1994, the park is in a very important state of recovery that includes landscaping and the opening of more than twelve hectares to the public, thanks to the relocation and modernisation of greenhouses; the installation of new lighting, irrigation and signalling systems; the refurbishment of the buildings and their re-affectation for administrative, social and cultural activities. The plan has it´s origins in 1989 when local residents of Parque Avellaneda organized themselves to promote the park restoration and protection. The public´s efforts resulted in the recognition of the importance of the intervention by the local government and the subsequent formulation of a plan and budget allocation.