From 4 August, part of the Kouterslag recreation area will be closed. This concerns the Kouterslag car park itself and a number of sites adjacent to this gravel car park. The large football field, the fish ponds, the recreation zone between the football field and the fish ponds, the skate square, the playground, tennis courts, beach volleyball courts, cafeteria, mini golf, petanque club, synthetic turf field and Ovenveldstraat are still open and accessible.
The specific zone is closed due to preliminary archaeological research. First, the engineering office will drill holes in a number of specific locations, after which trenches may be drawn. On the basis of any works and what can be found in those trenches, it will then be examined whether interesting archaeological finds are hidden underground.
Depending on this preliminary investigation, an excavation may follow afterwards, after which the site will be redeveloped. The exact time at which the car park and grounds will be redeveloped cannot be named because of the dependence on the preliminary investigation. We aim for the beginning of 2023 as a period in which the reconstruction works can start.