The final stretch divides the municipalities of Plaza de la Revolución and Playa. Part of the river valley forms the Almendares Park or Metropolitan Park of Havana (PMH), a few kilometers upstream from the ocean.
Several industrial plants line the river banks (paper mills, gas production plants, breweries, food production plants, construction plants).
One of the three major projects by the La Havana authorities is to continue the rehabilitation of the PMH (the other two being the restoration of the Old Town and the depollution of the Havana Bay): monitor and control water pollution, reduce and rationalize industrial occupation, maintain the old trees and the vegetation in the park. The area is gradually becoming a green oasis with playground, a few restaurants, foot paths.