Public parks are found in cities and towns. A public park is a kind of pleasure-garden where the urban people sit and enjoy.
Cities and towns do not possess the green beauty of the countryside. They are filled with din and bustle and dust and smoke. The urban people feel suffocated in this heavy atmosphere. They wish to taste the cup of rural scenes which are not available in cities and towns. A public park is an attempt to provide a taste of green beauty to these busy people during their leisure-hours. Here they find a wealth of oxygen which is rare in other parts of the town.
A public park is raised and maintained on a planned basis. It is fenced all around with the iron bars with gates for entrance and exit. It is full of beautiful plants and creepers which are filled with beautiful seasonal flowers. Lots of beautiful green grass cover the ground-floor. Little flowers of unknown variety peep out of the green waves of grasses. The flower plants hold the flowers of uncommon beauty. Some trees are famous for their evergreen foliage. Many kinds of beautiful foreign herbs are planted in the park.
The public park provides comfortable sitting arrangements for the visitors. Hence, we find fixed chairs and fixed benches at the suitable spots in the park. The park provides electric light and radio broadcasting. The park provides artificial springs of water. In a very big park we find some swimming pools and arrangements for boating and racing.
In a big public park a corner of it is allowed only to the children. This portion of the part is known as ‘children’s corner’. Here we find some facilities for light games for the little children.
It is true that public parks are necessary for the healthy and happiness of the town-dwellers. But it is pity that most of the Indian towns go without a single park. The cities of India may possess some parks. But such parks are not well-equipped. They are not up to the standard. They are not sufficient for the large population of a city. Hence, it is suggested that our parks should be multiplied in number. They should be upgraded and their standard should be raised.