In 2003 the Pro Bosque de Chapultepec Trust Fund was created by citizens and entrepreneurs concerned with the deterioration of El Bosque de Chapultepec. Partnered with the Mexico City Government, they devised rescue and conservation efforts to save this beautiful space. The Citizen Guiding Council was also established, and with the help of a Master Plan, these three parties began working together towards El Bosque´s recovery.
For the past 15 years, we have raised over 500 million pesos that have been allocated to different rehabilitation and rescue projects within the First and Second Section of El Bosque de Chapultepec.
The involvement of Mexican and foreign companies, as well as the altruistic contributions of the public that share a genuine love for El Bosque, have been critical in this preservation adventure.
The rehabilitation of El Bosque de Chapultepec’s First Section took place between 2004 and 2007 under the leadership of architect Mario Schjetnan. Harmful fauna was contained, a forest sanitation was carried out, lakes and canals were rigorously cleaned up, urban concentration points were dispersed, and several areas of El Bosque were remodeled, such as museums, passageways, and others.
At this stage, Chapultepec’s Second Section Master Plan was implemented. A complete environmental sanitation was conducted, the athletic track known as “El Sope”, and the kid’s playground “La Tapatía” were renovated, The Jardín del Agua Museum was established and the fountain system was improved.
In 2013 architect Mario Schjetnan moved forward with the Second Section Master Plan. Mobility axes were rearranged as well as street vendors and service facilities. The Paseo de los Compositores, and the Xochipilli and Mito del Agua fountains were also rehabilitated and The Constituyentes Skatepark was built.