The dream of having a lively park with modern entertainment facilities will soon become a reality here.
Once renovated, the Mahatma Gandhi Park, which will house the Indira Glass House, is expected not just to be a novelty in this growing commercial and educational city, but to also become a major tourist attraction in the north Karnataka region.
Attractive landscape, lush greenery, places to relax, food courts, gaming and entertainment centres — there will be something for everyone here.
The park is being renovated at a cost of Rs. 3 crore, out of the Rs. 100-crore special grants provided by Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa for the Hubli-Dharwad City Corporation. Work is expected to be completed in three months.
Chandrashekhar, Deputy Director of Dharwad Zilla Nirmithi Kendra that has been entrusted with the park construction work, told The Hindu that apart from being rich in vegetation, it would have entertainment facilities such as a toy train, musical fountain, an open theatre, 1.5-km pathway and a 100-m skating ring.
Sculptures depicting wildlife and traditional lifestyle of villages would be an added attraction.The park has been designed with a different concept and special equipment, light and sound system have been provided for it