Amaravati: The State government is contemplating naming the Sakhamuru Park to be developed in Amaravati as Gandhi Memorial.
The government is also planning to set up a plant research and development centre and a nursery in the park.
In a review meeting called by Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on the CRDA projects at the Secretariat on Wednesday, the Amaravati Development Corporation (ADC) submitted conceptual designs prepared by the Ahmedabad-based HCP Design, Planning and Management Pvt. Ltd. for the Sakhamuru Park.
Mr. Naidu said play themes and attractions that had world-wide reputation should form part of the children’s zone in the park. The government had grandiose plans to develop the park as the world’s biggest amusement destination. Also, the park should be the venue for events throughout the year, he said.
It was also necessary to rope in two-star or three-star hotels to launch their operations in the park, he said. Lake-view cottages, forest cottages, craft bazaars and resorts would be some of the attractions in the park, the Chief Minister said.
Mr. Naidu suggested to the officials to plan a night safari, a special facility on the lines of Jurong Park, bird sanctuaries similar to Kolleru and Pulicat, yoga and dhyana kendras, laser shows, and musical fountains.
The HCP would be the green consultant for the project. ADC chairperson Laskhmi Parthasarathi said a workshop would be conducted soon on vendors-amusement rides, laser shows, and adventure rides.
Sakhamuru Park being developed in an extent of 241 acres will have four zones.
Zone – I (85 acres) will have amusement park, water sports, crafts bazaar, event arena, amphitheatre, musical fountains, laser show
Zone-II (34 acres) is exclusively dedicated to children. It will have adventure sports and outdoor gymnasium
Zone-III (49 acres) will have ‘Nakshatra Vanam, ‘Rasi Vanam’, ‘Pushpa Vanam’, ‘Charak Vanam’. A portion of it is dedicated to wildlife and night safari
Zone – IV (73 acres) will have event lawns, exhibitions, five-star hotel, indoor athletic arena, club house, Silpa Kala Kendram, cultural museum