The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has planned to develop several new parks with modern facilities in Islamabad during the current fiscal year and it will increase the number of parks up to 250 in the federal capital. According to the details, the civic agency has allocated funds for the development of new parks that would be constructed in various areas including Bhara Kahu and sectors H-8, I-14, and I-16.
In order to preserve and promote the natural environment of Islamabad, the CDA’s environment wing is preparing Project Concept ! (PC-1) to be carried out with best international practices. The CDA will develop several parks, including the second biggest park measuring 155 acres of land in Zone III, north of D-12 along the Margallah Road.
Meanwhile, the Federal Government has also instructed CDA to increase the forest cover and develop environment friendly recreational places for the people, which is why CDA is pursuing a tree plantation campaign and projects to develop parks in the city.
“We have developed and upgraded some fifty new parks last year at the cost of Rs.341 million in the city.” an official told a media outlet. “The parks were developed in various sectors D-12, E-11, F-6, F-11, F-10, G-7, G-11, G-14, H-8, I-8, I-9, I-10, I-11, I-14, I-16, Park Enclave, Diplomatic Enclave, Rawal Town, Shahzad Town, Bani Gala, Malpur, Shakrial, Shakarparian, and Khana Pull,” he added.
The CDA has inaugurated eight parks in D-12 and six in Park Enclave to provide residents with healthy recreational facilities. The new parks also include jogging tracks, kids play areas, swings and sit-out areas.