Haddows Road Park in Chennai

Expecting rains today we (myself, wife and kid) decided to spend our sunday evening today we decided to go to Spencers Plaza. On nearing it the sign in entrace said “Parking Full”. I was sure it will be the same scene in Chennai City Centre, so we decided to drive somewhere. I remembered the recently beautified Haddows Road Park maintained by Chennai Corporation. Though we had doubts whether it will be open at 7:30PM, we gave it a try – and glad we did that. The park was beautiful, clean (surprising for a Corporation Park in India), well lit and was spacious enough for jogging and walking. It had a tiny play area by kids – could have been bigger but something is better than nothing.

The sign in the entrance said the park is open from 5 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. So next time you find yourself wanting a peaceful place to go in Chennai, give this park a try.

The Park on Haddows Road is further down from Shastri Bhavan on the opposite side.

Courtesy: The Hindu 05/Mar/2006
Photo: K.V. Srinivasan.