Sitting just a short distance from the Capitol San Jose, the lush and gorgeous province of Heredia is one of the most beautiful provinces in Costa Rica. Known for its verdant coffee plantation covered hills and volcanic national parks; this mountainous region also has dense tropical forests, stunning waterfalls and roaring rivers that make it the ideal destination, for those who wish to enjoy nature at its very best. Offering a plethora of activities both nature and adventure based, the province of Heredia is definitely worth a visit if you happen to be in the region.
Why Does Richfield Have a Friendship City?
The purpose of having "sister city" or "friendship city" relationship is to create and strengthen partnerships between U.S. and international communities in an effort to increase global cooperation at the municipal level, to promote cultural understanding and to stimulate economic development. Municipal officials and business leaders are encouraged to conduct long-term programs of mutual benefit.
Richfield and Heredia have been friendship cities since 1991.
Here's a few of the activities Heredia and Richfield have participated in:
- Student exchange programs
- Soccer tournaments
- Cultural exchanges
Heredia renamed one of its streets, "Boulevard Richfield." An artist from Heredia made the statue, Allianza, which now is displayed in the Kirchbak Gardens behind the parking garage at Woodlake Centre. For more about the sculptrues at Kirchbak Gardens, click here. Richfield's Friendship Commission has been able to support the Children's Library in Heredia as well as youth and senior activities.
Links to Costa Rica:
To learn more about Richfield's 'Friendship City,' and Costa Rica in general you may want to visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heredia,_Costa_Rica