The La Isla Park is located on the facilities that belong to the Pilmaiquen Hydroelectric Plant in the Puyehue regional division. This Park has been given to the "Mapu Pilmaiquen" Mapuche Huilliche Indigenous Community under a loan agreement in September 2018 for them to manage and care for.
The La Isla Park has an abundance of trees and is rich in native fauna. Apart from its attractive landscape and important ecological value, it also offers ,as a special attraction, the culture of the Mapuche-Huilliche worldview practiced by the community. The two waterfalls with an important cultural and historical value for the local population that exist in the 7-ha park have a special tourist appeal.
In its quest to promote mutual collaboration with local indigenous communities, Enel has handed over the management of the park to the community. It has been opened to the public while the indigenous community takes rigorous care of its different species and ecosystems. The community has implemented various protective initiatives such as installing bathrooms, marking walking trails, putting up signs, installing dumpsters, fences, etc., to limit the area of access and make the park more pleasant for visitors and tourists. Furthermore, the members of the community have also implemented an adequate place to market their products (agro-products, handicrafts, pottery, fabrics, etc.).
Local women, in their pursuit of undertaking innovative business opportunities, have expressed their wish to acquire new skills to consolidate the project. That is how, with the collaboration of the Sembra NGO, 17 local women have taken part in a craft training course that has expanded their creative and economic possibilities.
In 2019, the park received 5,000 visitors.
In 2020 , as a result of the pandemic and the subsequent health emergency, the park was closed.
Corporate Social Responsibility Project (CSR)
Economic development with local identity and Green jobs (see more)
Multidimensional poverty variable:
Work and Social Security
KPI and Results 2019
Beneficiaries: 17 (Women from the Mapuche Huilliche Indigenous Community who manage and care for the Park).
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