Related News

Home » Metro

Fairy-tale park to lure local kids

CITY children will be able to enjoy their own fairy-tale park from next May.
Construction of the park, based on the fairy tales of Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen, will be started around the end of this month, today's Xinwen Evening News reported.

It will feature live versions of the scenes and characters from stories like "The Little Mermaid", "Thumbelina", "The Ugly Duckling" and "The Red Shoes."

The park, the world's first, will occupy 81,400 square meters in the New Jiangwan Town in the city's northeast. It has not been revealed how much it will cost.

It is expected to open on May 11 to mark the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Denmark.

A swan-shaped pool will cut through the park, which will have four sections: a hall themed on Andersen's fairy tales, a high-tech hall providing a future world experience, a section for children to write and play and a zone for shopping.

The park is part of the Shanghai greenery authority's program to increase the number of playgrounds.

The authority said it will add children's amusement facilities to existing parks and restore children's parks while restructuring existing parks.

Shanghai's planning authority said it planned to incorporate children's parks construction into the city's greenery work and community construction.

Cheng Hongmei, delegate to this year's Shanghai Committee of National People's Conference, proposed during the conference in January that more children's parks or fun centers be built across the city.


Copyright © 1999- Shanghai Daily. All rights reserved.Preferably viewed with Internet Explorer 8 or newer browsers.

沪公网安备 31010602000204号

Email this to your friend