Shivaji Park, Mumbai (Bombay)
Categories: Nature & Parks
Watch as the future stars of the world's most cricket-obsessed nation hone their skills at Shivaji Park, the largest park in the city of Dadar. At 11,294 ha (27,907 ac), the park offers plenty of space for all kind of sports. However, it is best known as the cradle of Indian cricket, with many champion players beginning their training here. You can take your kids to beginner cricket lessons, or train in other team sports, such as soccer. Talk with friendly locals to learn about the cultural value of the park, which has been the venue of many political gatherings during its history. Plan your Shivaji Park visit and explore what else you can see and do in Goregaon using our Goregaon vacation planner.
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This is a Vast Open PLay Field, Normaly Reserved For Open Air Social Programmes, and is free for Near by Boys and Girls To Play Cricket, and OLd People to sit along And Chit Chat , And Young Couples t... read more »
Spend atleast 1 evening here....you would love to see how various corners of this park are occupied by various age groups...watch people playing cricket, n elderly people enjoying chit-chat....the sea... read more »
This is the place to go if you in the mood for cricket. As you go you see hundreds of kids playing. Its a sight worth seeing.
Shivaji Park is one of the places you would expect to find peace. A huge ground surrounded by a jogging track and benches, located near the west coast of Mumbai. between Dadar and Matunga Rd. railway stations. Popularly known for practice ground of the legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar. This ground has seen many historic events.
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Good place for jogging, shivaji park open gymkhana(SPOG) which is free for all, there is nana-nani park for old people, garden for small kids, at other side there is samarth vyayam mandir(gym) for gymnasts, shivaji park cricket gymkhana, Bengal cricket club, Maharashtra kabaddi association, udyan ganesh and kalimata temple. If you want food there are restaurants like Gypsy, China Bistro, Aaswad and for hot beverages Cafe Cofee Day(CCD), cafe Barista...
Shivaji Park...... Its one of the most loved areas for me in Mumbai. We live close by and went there as children, and now go with our children. The Park... its not exactly a park, its a big ground now. There are small parks built along the periphery of the ground. There is a small play area for kids. That gets very crowded in the evenings and terrifying on weekends. "the play ground have slides and swings, maintenance of which is long forgotten". There is another small park for the elderly, "Senior Citizens". It is kept fine. Along the periphery is also a Club, some sport centers, a hall and a pathway for people to walk along. This walkway is nice and the boundary of the Park doubles as a bench for people to sit and chat. Believe me you can spend hours just chatting with your friends, and you wouldn't feel even a second pass by. Just a few feet away from the parks entrance, there are lot of options to satisfy a beast's appetite, For me the center of the park is its biggest strength and weakness, both together. Its true the park has made legends. and a lot of young sweat their heart and soul to practice the game they love. "Cricket". Its an institution for these young people, and a bread earner for the mentors. However, the park has lost its green to the dust and sand. It remains as a play ground at the center. The earth is uneven. A person would trip many times if they triy running through the park to the other side. The unanticipated boulders could cause unnecessary pain. I wish the authorities were capable enough to beautify the park, or convert it into a park from a ground. so all could enjoy together. Its a herculean task, and may never happen. So the park doesn't get the 5th star.
The most prominent entrance to the park is the one on the east side, intended only for pedestrians. A bust of Meenatai Thackeray, late wife of Shiv Sena leader Bal Thackeray, has been placed at this entrance. Previously a bust of Ram Ganesh Gadkari was present at the same spot. Bal Thackeray himself was cremated here. Shivaji Park maidan is renowned as the cradle of Indian cricket. It is home to eight cricket clubs like those of the late Anna Vaidya and Ramakant Acharekar, which have produced several international cricketers for India. Some famous names who have trained here are Sachin Tendulkar,Sunil Gavaskar, Ajit Wadekar
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