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‘Brand’ new names wanted for parks near completion
06/08/2018 Shanghai Daily


Changning is asking you for help. The goal? Rename a number of parks scheduled for completion by the end of the year.





Respondents can suggest names for all the five parks or just several among them. Each of the first 1,000 respondents will receive a souvenir from the Changning Greenery.   


People with their ideas can press the QR code hereinafter to open a WeChat mini-program, filling the blanks with the names they suggested and their personal contact. 


The activity will run through next Friday. 





Here is a brief introduction for the five parks:


Linkong No.1 Park




Linkong No.1 Park occupies an area of 99,000 square meters and features the theme of “green space plus music.” It has a stage and a lawn of 8,000 square meters. Magnolia trees are widely planted at its banks along Suzhou Creek. Events set to be held at the park include a magnolia festival and summer concerts on the lawn.




Tree belt on Outer Ring Road




With its eastern edge neighboring Waihuanxi River and western edge next to Xupugang, the 400-meter-long tree belt covers an area of 140,000 square meters. Wisteria, bauhinia and crape myrtle are widely planted here.


Beneath the forest is an underground space of 40,000 square meters, which contains facilities including a swimming pool, an indoor stadium, stores selling sporting goods and a parking lot. The place is qualified to hold citizen games.




Zhongxinjing Public Green Space




This project neighbors Xinjinggang and occupies an area of 36,000 square meters. The green space features plum, lotus and water lily. A museum and an exercise yard for theater fans make the place suitable for cultural activities.




Greenery along Suzhou Creek 




The green space covers an area of 23,000 square meters. It is one of the best spots for visitors to appreciate spring and autumn views. The green space plus extreme sports area and promenade make the site a great place to host sports games and weekend flea markets.




The Silk Mill Public Green Space




The Silk Mill Public Green Space covers an area of 12,435 square meters. It has two entrances, one at Xinyu Road and the other at Hami Road.


The second phase features two concrete masonry buildings with modern simplism style. The green space is with a theme of “silk culture” and expected to serve the public by the end of the year.






Amid an increasing awareness of the human need for nature and naturelike places, Shanghai authorities built around 1,200 hectares of green space last year, according to Shanghai Greenery and Public Sanitation Bureau.


This included 540 hectares of parks and green landscapes, such as the green space along the Huangpu River and the Hongqiao commercial area, as well as the Central Green Park in Songjiang.


Twenty new parks were added, bringing the city’s total to 240. Three suburban parks — the Pujiang Country Park in Minhang, the Jiabei Country Park in Jiading and the Guangfulin Country Park — were completed and opened to the public last year. Several older parks were also renovated.



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