Several of the city’s most famous parks will be free to all comers beginning on April 1, though those which are privately owned will charge for now, said U Ko Ko Lin, head of the Department of Playgrounds, Parks and Gardens at Yangon City Development Committee.
“We will allow free entrance to all the parks under control of the department, starting next month,” he said.
Parks to be made free to enter include Myakyunthar park on Kabar Aye Pagoda Road and seven of the entrances to Kandawgyi nature garden, while other parks like Mahabandoola park are already free.
The area of Kandawgyi at the lake’s eastern shore near the Karaweik is a concession owned by Zaygabar company. Its two entrances at Karaweik and Myaw Sin island will not be free under YCDC’s plan.
Nature World is the private company running the Nature World amusement park at People’s Square and Park, and that portion of the park will likewise require an entrance fee.
“These two parks are run privately, so they won’t be free as it is still part of the contract period,” said U Ko Ko Lin. “After the contract is over, we will negotiate fees again.”
“We want people to be comfortable and relax in the park. We are trying to make things better in every park in the city,” he said.
Source: Myanmar Times