Kuvempu Park blooms, brings a tinge of joy to citizens

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Everyone who passes along the Antaragange Road cannot fail to observed the beauty of Kuvempu Park. It is bloom time now with the blossoming of yellow flowers.

The park behind the playground came up in early 2006. The park named after Kuvempu, is spread over 3 acres of land and about Rs 30 lakh is being spent in the creation of the park.

The special feature of the park is stone sculptures installed in it. Many of the sculptures were brought from Shivarayapatna in Malur taluk which is famous for its sculptures. Some of the stones for sculpting were also brought from Mysore district also. About Rs 1.50 lakh was spent on sculpting work.

The ornamental plants in rows adds to the beauty of the park. The developing of this park has made it a sanctuary for the birds and one can hear them twittering in the park.

The Anantaragange road leads to Kilukote, Muneshwara Nagar, Kuvempu Nagar. The park has thus become a hang out for hundreds of students, senior citizens, walkers and joggers.

Associations and organisations organise meetings under the canopy in the middle of the park. Students who attend the nearby Government PU College, Government Woman’s ITI and readers who come to the Kannada Book Authority make it a point to visit the park.

Different picture

Just two months ago, the park had a withered look due to lack of rains. Even those who visited the park had a tinge of sadness in them and stayed there for only a short time. There was no shade from the trees.

Now the naturally greenery of the park attract the casual passerby. Those who came here to walk or jog now want to go a couple of extra rounds.

The change had been brought about by the rains for the last one month and also the supply of water by the City Municipal Council. Earlier the borewell in the park had dried out. Now, another borewell has been sunk and is used for watering the plants and trees.

CMC Commissioner Maheshchandra said that more plants would be planted in the Park.

Besides Kuvempu Park the CMC has come forward to develop the five parks in the city.

The parks near new bus stand, Pallavi Theatre and Children’s Park will be developed. The attempt to encroach land reserved for a park in P V Layout has been thwarted. The land surrounding a kalyani close to National Highway 4 will also be developed into a park.

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