PARKS AND PLAYGROUND


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Despite its great area and population, Hyderabad was badly neglected in the past in terms of maintenance and development of recreation facilities for the citizens. As the old parks were left uncared for and proper playgrounds were not developed, the young and old of Hyderabad had practically nowhere to go to for some pleasant, pollution free moments. The choice of recreation and the entire range of variety considered is greatly influenced by the amount of time available for leisure and by many other personal factors such as age, martial status, income and educational background individual preference apart there is also the question of availability and suitable resources and the facilities to make proper use of them the time distance involved and the problem of accessibility and excessive demand.

 

Being one of the major industrial and commercial centers of Sindh, Hyderabad attracts visitors significantly from all parts of the country, a proportion of which can indirectly be taken as the potential demand creators for the recreational places. Recreational places and activities to satisfy the myriad tastes of visitors are very scarce in Hyderabad, however, Indus river bed and three water channels which form eastern and western boundaries respectively, are not developed so far which if developed, would act as an added attraction for the visitors. At present, the most frequented and developed parks are Ranibagh (Municipal Garden), and number of historical archeological, cultural and some other similar places such as Fort, Shah Maki Fort tombs etc.

 

Recreation areas may be divided into categories i.e. those for active recreation and active for passive recreation. Open spaces for active recreation include community land and neighborhood level grounds, while those for passive recreation include parks (at city, community, neighborhood and Mohalla levels). Major recreational areas include Niaz cricket stadium, exhibition and parade grounds, Rani Bagh, Abbas Bhai Park, Board stadium, Giddu Park, Hill Park, Hyderabad Gymkhana, Hyderabad Sports complex, and a few cinema houses etc.

 

Despite its great area and population, Hyderabad was badly neglected in the past in terms of maintenance and development of recreation facilities for the citizens. As the old parks were left uncared for and proper playgrounds were not developed, the young and old of Hyderabad had practically nowhere to go to for some pleasant, pollution free moments.


Giving due importance and immediate relief to this important aspect of city life 32 schemes of Pak Rs. 249.9 million were executed including development and rehabilitation of 18 parks and playgrounds of high standard by the District Government. Besides, the famous Rani Bagh, Eid Gah and Abbas Bhai Park have been renovated completely.


The citizens of Hyderabad can now spend healthy recreation time in the lush green parks while the youth can enjoy their sporting activities in the newly developed playgrounds. Development of parks and open spaces has also contributed well to reduce air pollution in the city.

 

IMMEDIATE PLANS & DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS

 

District Government renovated Rani Bagh, Abbas Bhai Park, Open Air Theater and Zoo at a cost of Rs.150 Million .