Eateries, amusement arcades to woo tourists to Devanahalli park

Eateries, amusement arcades to woo tourists to Devanahalli park

Eateries, amusement arcades to woo tourists to Devanahalli park

In an effort to attract more tourists to the first-of-its-kind Tree Park in Devanahalli, the State Forest department is planning to set up refreshment centres and more amusement arcades at the park, which as of now, sees very less tourists.

According to Forest department officials, barely 15 to 20 people frequent the park on a daily basis, most of whom are morning walkers. The department is now trying to attract more tourists, who travel to Nandi Hills, Chikkaballapur, Doddaballapur and other places, to visit the park.

Also, to woo younger children, especially of travelling families, the department is adding more amusement arcades.

A natural rain water harvesting pool will also be erected in the park. Set up at the cost of Rs 80 lakh, the park is spread across 30 acres of land and was thrown open to the public in 2013-14.

It was conceptualised in 2010- 11, with an aim to create a forest-like ambience on the lines of Lalbagh and Cubbon Park.

The tree park has over 300 native, flowering, fruit-bearing and medicinal plants and trees such as neem, jackfruit, amla and mango.

Apart from this, there are many eucalyptus trees which have been preserved from many years. The park is frequented by many local and migratory bird species. It is also home to butterflies, making it an ideal place for children and urbanites to relax and unwind, the official said

Amphitheatre
There is also an amphitheatre inside the park and many other activities such as rope-line walking and net climbing arcades have been set up, especially for high school and college students, the official added.

Other similar parks are being created and nearing completion at Hennur near Ring Road and Kengeri.
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