Mahatma Gandhi Park

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Mahatma Gandhi Park, Kollam
MG Park, Kollam
Entrance of Mahatma Gandhi Park, Kollam.jpg
Mahatma Gandhi Park Entrance
TypePublic park
LocationNear Kollam Beach
Nearest cityKollam, India
Coordinates8°52′29″N 76°35′36″E / 8.874601°N 76.593326°E / 8.874601; 76.593326Coordinates: 8°52′29″N 76°35′36″E / 8.874601°N 76.593326°E / 8.874601; 76.593326
Opened1 January 1967 (1967 -01-01)
StatusOpen all year
Public transit accessBus Station Bus interchange - 3.0 km,
Railway Station Mainline rail interchange - 2.3 km,
Ferry Terminal ferry/water interchange - 3.0 km
Road accessCoastal Road

Mahatma Gandhi Park (also known as MG park) is a public park situated near Kollam Beach in the city of Kollam, Kerala, India. It is about 2 km away from Chinnakada - The city centre of 'Cashew Capital of the World'. It is one of the main centres of recreational activities in Kollam city.[1] The park is owned by Kollam Municipal Corporation and is operated by Rural Tourism Development Company (RUTODEC), a private firm, on contract for a period of five years for maintenance.[2] 'The Quilon Beach' five star hotel(Formerly known as Beach Orchid) is located near to this park.[3]

Mahatma Gandhi statue inside the park.

History[edit]

Mahatma Gandhi Park was opened on 1 January 1967 by the then Vice President of India, Zakir Hussein. There was a park complex comprised a deer park and an aquarium then, but closed down due to the troubles from anti-socials. Later in 2010, Kollam Municipal Corporation has allotted money for the renovation of the park and the renovated park was inaugurated by Mrs. Prasanna Earnest, the then Mayor of Kollam, marks the Golden jubilee of MG Beach park at Kollam.

Facilities[edit]

  • Swimming pool
  • Observatory
  • Bowling machine
  • Sweet Shops & Cafeteria
  • Water Fountains
  • Artificial Waterfalls[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kollam district - Official Website". Kollam District. Retrieved 31 March 2015.
  2. ^ "City Development Plan for Kollam, 2041" (PDF). Kollam Municipal Corporation. Retrieved 31 March 2015.
  3. ^ "The Beach Orchid wins Management Association Award". Express TravelWorld. Retrieved 31 March 2015.
  4. ^ "Mayor to inaugurate spruced up MG Park". The Hindu. Retrieved 31 March 2015.

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