Redeveloped Parimal garden to be open to public today
Sixty-year-old Parimal garden near Ambawadi that was revamped at a cost of Rs 11 crore and will be the first pet-friendly park in the city, is all set to be reopened Tuesday evening.
The garden spread over 8.5 acres will also have a “sports zone”, said Jignesh Patel, director of parks and gardens of the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC).
“The redevelopment work of the park is a perfect example of public-private-partnership (PPP), taken up by the UN Mehta Foundation. Our work was to identify the areas that needed revamp, provide the land and approve the design. The plan was executed by Aniket Bhagwat, the landscape architect for the park,” said Patel.
The garden was conceived by the first mayor of Ahmedabad, Chinubhai Chimanlal, who wanted Ahmedabad to have “parks of distinction”. The park was first redeveloped by Kamal Mangaldas in 1970, a well-known Ahmedabad-based architect, says Bhagwat.
The park was built on a low-lying, water-logged land with a lake in the middle and several mango trees around that gives the area its name — Ambawadi. Until 90s, the park was maintained by the the AMC . In 1995, the Torrent Group took over the maintenance and development of the garden.
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