New Pudong park to 'become a new public activity landmark' for urban dwellers

Luchaogang Park in Pudong will open to the public by the end of next year, featuring a cherry blossom waterfront, an outdoor sports area and wetlands. 

Construction of Luchaogang Park in the Pudong New Area has begun and it will cover over 90,000 square meters when it opens by the end of next year.

The park, which lies to the west of Laomiaogang River and north of Jiangshan Road, will become the most important area of public activity and ecological space in Luchaogang area, authorities said.

Surrounded by water on three sides, it will comprise eight areas including a garden corridor, a lake strolling area, outdoor sports, cherry blossom waterfront, a wetland flower valley and a children's playground.

The park will highlight outdoor activity and "wild fun," and it will provide an outdoor sports and physical exercise venue suitable for people of different age groups, officials said.

The park will also create a suitable venue for residents to relax and enjoy their leisure time. It is expected to become a new public activity landmark for urban dwellers to enjoy fun and a healthy lifestyle, authorities added.

The current river courses and aquatic plant corridors on the periphery of the park will be restored and will from an ecological network and a landscaped community structure at the park.

It is part of the nine key livelihood projects under way in Luchaogang community, which also include a cultural education center, a kindergarten, a primary school and a street upgrading.

With an investment of 96.2 million yuan (US$14.8 million), the Luchaogang community cultural education center will comprise a community education center, a senior care service area, a service station for the disabled, a cultural experience area and a video hall.

The kindergarten will have 35 percent of green coverage and 12 classes, while the primary school will have 25 classes.

The road upgrading project will involve a number of streets including Ganghui, Lumao, Lushuo and Jiangshan roads. The project will improve the collection system of rain water on these streets and nearby areas.

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