Most who reside in metropolitan cities, spend far less time outside in green, natural spaces than people did several generations ago. Our demanding lifestyle has kept us away from the energy and tranquility we constantly seek. Parks provide the aura our minds and bodies need by offering a gateway to escape into a new and better world with our imagination. Imagine your life surrounded by the wonders of nature in a concrete jungle where you can clear your mind, take stock of your life and relax in peace! Our memories are created through experiences, and the small joys of life lead to significant and fond memories.
When was the last time you had a picnic with your kids and enjoyed the sun? Have you had a chance to just sit and enjoy the natural breeze, hear the sound of birds and leaves and feeling a sense of calm? These small pleasures of life become great memories for our future. The luxury of having an outdoor space which becomes a place for strengthening bonds, brings families together, benefits children and pets is a rare experience in today’s age.
Historically, the world’s most sought-after residences have always been located around great urban parks. Central Park in New York, Golden Gate Park in San Francisco and Hyde Park in London are located in some of the most desirable neighborhoods, pulsating with vibrant life and activity.
Lodha Park has brought the buzz and lifestyle of these landmark urban park neighborhoods, to Mumbai. This 7-acre park sits tight in a massive 17-acre development with 1000 trees of different species and abundant nature. A complete ecosystem unto itself, blending harmoniously into this natural haven are a variety of themed gardens, walkways and avenues, pavilions, and open-air health and fitness facilities. With a variety of moods and expressions and a vast range of scales from a wide oval ground to intimate spaces, this serene haven is imbued with enriching experiences for a lifetime.
Parks are emerging as important public health solutions in urban communities. Nearly 40 years of research evidence confirms that nearby nature, including parks, gardens, the urban forest and green spaces, support human health and wellness. They play an integral role for establishing a sense of community and promoting healthy lifestyles for all age groups.
In the current challenging times, the ability to go outside and get some fresh air has never been so important, or so fiercely contested. As those who can afford to do so converge on green spaces, seeking exercise and solace. Amid the pandemic, parks have become stages for collective joy, anxiety, and social-distancing infringement crackdowns. The multiplicity of benefits parks have always offered us physical and mental health relief and community building which seems not only like an added bonus right now, but rather, a critical lifeline for cities and their residents.