With 80 parks marking its wards, a strategy has been made out to make Mangaluru a more attractive city. The south assembly constituency will have 43 parks, while the north assembly constituency will have 37 parks. Some of the wards here have less greenery than is considered acceptable.
If the suggested locations are insufficient, a Miyawaki-style park resembling a small forest will be built. A walking track, a children’s point, and other facilities will be added if the space is medium in size. As per MUDA engineer Aarati, if it is a landscape model, an attractive park will be developed.
There will be five phases to the parks’ building. Six parks will be built in the city’s north constituency and nine in the south constituency in the first phase. A team of local authorities is already discussing plans for the parks that will be developed in Padil, Maroli, and Yekkur, among other places. It has been learned that there is a proposal to commit the future care of these parks to companies, institutions, and banks.
The MUDA plans to provide at least one park for each of the wards. Among the city dwellers, children and senior citizens, in particular, are living under pressure and need good parks to refresh their bodies and minds. The 80 parks planned now will be along the lines of the three models referred to above, and they will beautify the city further.