The “Demi-Lune” leisure park is the oldest in the department.
Created in the early 1950s by the hospital of Lannemezan, its management was entrusted to a center for disabled workers in 1988 (called ESAT formerly CAT).
Originally the hospital project was innovative as it would sustain rehabilitation and through labor, through tourism activity, helping to enhance patients.
Long called “the hospital park”, it is now part of the “Plateau de Lannemezan” cultural heritage for two generations.
Dormant for a few years, the park has undergone a modernization and development program since 2011.
Its mode of operation has adapted to new customers requirements while maintaining the missions related to its role as a structure from the public service: host disabled people and offer them meaningful labor suited to their conditions.
The original park, a place for meetings and festivities, with its deer, its little train, the mini golf and the paddle boats, was complemented by numerous other activities: the carousel ride, the jungle, the baby bob, the water bubbles, the mini farm, the different playgrounds and both climbing courses in the trees (one for adults and one for children), with their zip lines above the lake.
The Demi-lune Pub and its picnic areas accessible to disabled people, allow visitors to have lunch there.
The park has engaged on a process for obtaining the label “tourism and disability” and all recommendations for setting accessibility of the Demi-Lune leisure park are gradually applied when the configuration allows it.
The park retains its social vocation in an original and rewarding sector for all the admitted disabled workers who work for its maintenance and its operation throughout the year.