Health park in the works

National, Normal

PORT Moresby residents have been given many recreational spots and parks to relax and have a good day out of their homes and workplaces these days.
And now, they have a brand new park which will soon be open on the outskirts of Port Moresby, called the Health and Recreational Park.
Just opposite the Pacific Adventist University campus, this new park is being created by local contractors and the PNG Gardener at a cost of K600,000.
This new initiative by NCD Governor Powes Parkop is to create an area where families, couples and friends can go to relax and have fun.
PNG Gardener Justin Tkatchenko said the facilities were built for fishing, barbeques, children’s play grounds, weddings and other recreational activities.
Also in the plan is the conservation and preservation of the natural wildlife, butterflies from Simbu and orchids from the PNG Orchid Society.
The park features man-made lakes and boardwalks over the lakes.
Another lake is also planned to be created to allow for paddle boats and a huge double water slide for the children.
Mr Parkop, who is impressed with the progress to date, said: “What I’ve seen is beyond expectations and is money well-spent on quality work.
“This is just the place for busy people to take time out to relax before returning to their studies and work.”
The park is on a 30-year land lease from the Pacific Adventist University and the water needed for all the activities are from the nearby river through irrigation systems.