Thane city recently celebrated a significant milestone with the grand inauguration of the Grand Central Park, a sprawling 25-acre green haven meticulously designed to offer exceptional amenities and improve the city’s air quality.
Officially opened by Chief Minister Shri Eknath Shinde, the park boasts over 3,500 trees, drawing inspiration from renowned international parks like New York’s Grand Central Park, London’s Hyde Park, and Chicago’s Millennium Park. This diverse flora promises to be a breath of fresh air for Thane residents and contribute significantly to its environmental well-being.
A Park for All Ages and Interests:
Divided into three distinct sections – Play Zone, Sports Arena, and Theme Gardens – the park caters to a wide range of visitors. Children can squeal with delight at the zip line, adventure play area, maze, splash pad, and tree house, while fitness enthusiasts can challenge themselves at the skate park (India’s largest!), tennis court, basketball court, fitness stations, futsal court, and adventure zone with climbing areas.
Serene and Picturesque Relaxation:
For those seeking tranquility, the 400-capacity amphitheater, 750-meter-long promenade with viewing deck, and iconic X-bridge offer stunning lake views and a peaceful ambiance. Themed gardens inspired by Moroccan, Chinese, Japanese, and Mughal designs provide a touch of international flair, while the Convergence Ring, Flora Trellis, Observation Deck, and Canopy Deck provide unique spaces for relaxation and reflection.
Convenient Amenities and Accessibility:
The park prioritizes comfort and accessibility with features like a family restaurant, cafe, restrooms, water fountains, and golf carts for elderly and specially-abled individuals. Ticket prices are reasonable, starting at ₹20 for adults on weekdays and increasing slightly on weekends and holidays. Even parking comes at affordable rates, catering to all segments of the population.
A Step Towards a Greener Future:
The Grand Central Park marks a significant step towards Thane’s aspirations of becoming a green and sustainable city. With its vast green spaces, diverse flora, and commitment to eco-friendly practices, the park promises to contribute positively to the city’s environment and the well-being of its residents for years to come.
The Park Divided into three major sections:
The Play Zone, Sports Arena, and Theme Gardens—the Grand Central Park offers a diverse range of activities and experiences. Fitness enthusiasts can enjoy the Skate Park, Tennis Court, Basketball Court, and Fitness Stations, while thrill-seekers can take on the Adventure Zone and Climbing Area. Meanwhile, families can embark on adventures in the Play Zone, complete with zip lines, mazes, splash pads, and treehouses.
Note: Park will be closed on Monday for maintenance!
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Make sure to visit the Grand Central Park and experience its unique blend of nature, recreation, and serenity!