BHOPAL: For a casual visitor, it will be very difficult to guess whether fenced area in E-1, Arera Colony is a nursery or a park. There is no space for children to play in the sprawling park. There is enough greenery but a major portion of the park is covered with ornamental plants and trees.
There must be enough open space with greenery in parks. Flowering plants must be planted only on the periphery. This ensures ample space for children to play football, badminton and other games and for senior citizens to practice yoga. But if a park is cramped with plants, it drastically reduces the open space and it hardly leaves any space for people to move. And that is exactly the problem with this park.
“There must be enough open space with greenery, which enhances the beauty of the garden. Flowering and ornamental plants are needed but then anything too much of anything is bad.
“Earlier, I used to play badminton in the park but later I stopped visiting it as I felt it was too congested. Later I realised that it had become congested not because more people have started visiting it but because of the reduction in open space.”
“Local residents should take the initiative in this regard. After all, the wearer knows where nail is pinching. The residents should realise the utility and important of open space in the park”.
“Along with beautification of the park, there must be sufficient open space for the people to move around, play and do light exercises. Only plants do not make a park.”