PETALING JAYA: In service of residents of Seremban 2, the township’s developer IJM Land has allocated RM1mil to upgrade and reinvigorate City Park, the central park that has doubled up as one of the township’s main recreational spots since it opened in 2005.
The allocation will go towards the broad categories of repair and replacement of wear-and-tear features and new installations that excite and rejuvenate the 15-acre park.
“The purpose of upgrading City Park is to rejuvenate a cherished green hub for all homeowners. This will once again unite the community, enabling them to fully enjoy the amenities we provide. We are committed to harmonising fun and safety while prioritising the well-being of the community, irrespective of the leisure activities at City Park,” said senior general manager Chai Kian Soon.
The scheduled upgrades will see signage and markers replaced, repainted, refurbished or repaired and provided with lighting during the evenings. Furthermore, a new and prominent City Park sign was installed near the lookout point of the lake.
For young children, two new sets of integrated playground equipment – with swings, seesaws, merry cycle and rocking animal riders – will be installed in addition to sets with fewer equipment that are scattered throughout the park to cater to the growing number of young families in the area and their safety during play.
To add a light-hearted touch of differentiation, there will be various Instagramable backdrops and structures to enliven the park. Art Studio Corridor’s founder Elmer Leong has been enlisted to give an interpretation of themes such as art, home life, creativity, and living harmoniously with nature for the park.
This includes 10 brightly decorated cottages littered throughout the park to relax, unwind and snap a couple of selfies; while playground cylinders, nondescript cylinder block barriers and electrical boxes are given a new lease of life and hand-painted with colourful artwork and illustrations of cuddly animals. Collectively, they represent a throwback to the carefree days of yesteryears – replete with a full cut-out of a school bus and other colourful murals.
Finally, the much-anticipated Tapir Corner has been successfully installed as the new iconic feature and a mascot of City Park. This is to promote awareness of endangered tapir species protected under the Wildlife Conservation Act 2010 in Malaysia.
“Our nostalgic approach to creating a cheerful and happy atmosphere with delightful cartoonish characters and bright colours harkens back to the days of our youth when we were less guarded as children compared to adults. Our approach towards communal living is intended to push the boundaries of our personal spaces beyond the confines of our homes in the Seremban 2 community,” said Chai.