The Metropolitan Park managed by the Andalusian Public Department - Consejería de Obras Públicas y Vivienda
- trought the Andalusian Public Company EPSA, has the strategic goal of turning the park into the basic piece of the Red de Espacios Libres de la Bahía de Cádiz (Bay of Cadiz's free spaces network)
. The main objective is the one of being useful for the population of the metropolitan area and also being an instrument for the development of the cultural, ethnographical, historical and environmental values of its surroundings, so that the population of the Bay of Cadiz and its visitors could enjoy it.
The most significant elements that identify the singular character of this Metropolitan Park are:
- It is environmentally protected as part of the Parque Natural Bahía de Cádiz.
- 80% of its land is located in Maritime-Terrestrial Public Domain.
- It has an important cultural, historical and ethnographic heritage.
- It is protected by international institutions as the RAMSAR agreement, it is part of the Natura 2000 Directive (Directive 92/43/CE, May 21st), since it was declared area of the European Community interest and Special Protection Area for birds.
- It is a Special Preservation Area according to the European Natura 2000 Directive.
- It includes four habitats of community interest according to the mentioned Directive.
- It has a wide range of ecosystems: wild beaches, dunes, tidal marshes, distributary channels, coastal pine groves, salt marshes, grassland.
- Plenty of autochthonous protected species worldwide: fauna and flora.
- Numerous economic secular exploitations: shellfishing, fishing, salt marshes, aquaculture, etc.