Berhampur: Children’s Park near the famous beach of Gopalpur studded with a riot of colourful lights came alive after the sunset on Saturday.
The park built on an area of 2.5 acre was handed over to the Gopalpur notified area council (NAC) on the day. “We would give the management charge to self help group (SHG) after formal tender,” said Uma Shankar Sethy, executive officer of the NAC. The park would formally open to the public after the COVID-19 restrictions are withdrawn, he added.
The foundation stone of the park was laid on August 31, 2018 and Rs 65 lakhs was spent for the sculpture and display corners. Another Rs 15 lakh was spent for the lights, Sethy said adding that the completion of the park was delayed due to the pandemic.
The sculptures of giraffe, mermaid, tiger, lion, deer and turtle have been put on display for children in the park which also has some fountains and five selfie points.