The property known as “La Corchuela,” which covers an 84-hectare area and is owned by the Seville City Council, is located in the municipal area of Dos Hermanas, about 8 kilometres away from the said locality in the general direction of Los Palacios and Villafranca, at a distance of 12 kilometres from the city of Seville.
This property, classified as a “Woodland Area of Recreational Interest” according to the provisions of the Special Plan for the Protection of the Physical Environment of the Seville Province, includes some natural elements of the highest ecological value and its conditions give it the capability to accommodate large numbers of users both features provide the property with the necessary values making it possible for it to be declared a Periurban Park.
The different environmental units being represented in the Park must be highlighted, for each one of them has its own flora and fauna elements and certain peculiar features which provide the Park with a natural diversity making the use of this area a highly attractive proposition. Among the units being represented, the following can be brought to the fore:
- Meadowing oak grove, a formation being typical of farmland with well-developed units of Quercus rotundifolia. Wild-olive grove, with old units of Olea europaea var. sylvestris.
- Noble thicket, located at the boundary of the woodland formation and made up of wild species being typical of the Mediterranean region, providing the associated fauna with a large variety of resources.
- Canopy pine forest, a mass of umbrella pines of enormous size which, due to its location and characteristics, is one of the environmental units with the greatest capability to admit users.
Likewise, the streams running through the Periurban Park deserve mention, as does the vegetation associated with them, which are highly attractive to visitors.
We are, then, before an area whose environmental conditions and location make it ideally suitable to play an important role as a recreational area, in addition to having some highly valuable natural characteristics.