The Miribel-Jonage Nature Park, located northeast of the Lyon urban area, 15 minutes from the town centre in the Rhone river alluvial plain, is named for its boundaries of the Miribel canal in the north, and Jonage canal in the south.
The park is owned by the SYMALIM (joint union) and managed by SEGAPAL (local public company.Its 4 main missions are
- Supplying drinking water to the urban area.
- Providing protection against floods (expansion field).
- Leisure activities for the general public (3.5 million visitors per year 14th most visited site in France).
- Preserving and developing natural heritage.
The Nature park is progressively developing within the framework of an overall programme based on hydraulic site restoration and a west-east transition, from city to nature.
The nature pole, heart of the site between the leisure activity area and protected natural areas, is the target of an ambitious restoration project based on environmental education.