Mangaluru, Apr 01, 2019: Statues of animals, a wooden walkway and a small water pond are some of the new attractions constructed at the Salumarada Thimmakka Urban Tree Park located on six acres of land at Yembattu Badagabettu Udupi.
Among the big statues, on which work is in the final stages, include that of a nine-feet-high elephant, a peacock, Indian roller, two tigers, while a bison, a deer, a bear, a monkey and a wild boar have been sculpted in cement to form a group.
The other statues that have been constructed include those of an eight-feet-long nest with a bird sitting on it, a tortoise, a snail, a grasshopper, a chameleon and a termite mound. Sources in the Forest Department said here that the boards besides these statues giving details of these animals are expected to be installed in about a fortnight.
A narrow walkway constructed with the help of wood and bamboos in the midst of the park is yet another attraction. A small water pond and percolation pits too have been dug around the park. An animal fun zone for children too has been constructed.
A concrete water plate has been constructed and water has been kept in it here for the birds to quench their thirst.
The Urban Tree Park inaugurated a year ago is one of the sought-after recreational spots here. It is located just outside the city and is close to the educational hub of Manipal. This park receives about 200 visitors on the weekdays, while it receives about 600 people on the weekends.