The Jayaprakash Narayan Biodiversity Park
The Jayaprakash Narayan Biodiversity Park, popularly known as JP Park, was opened in 2006 by the then Chief Minister of the state of Karnataka, Mr.H.D. Kumaraswamy. The foundation stone was laid by a previous Chief Minister, Ramakrishna Hegde, but development was delayed and it was more than a decade before the project was completed. The park was developed by the Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BMP) on an 85-acre site at Mathikere in the north-west area of Bangalore at a cost of Rs. 9 crores and is the biggest park in Bangalore after Lalbagh and Cubbon Park. The park has four lakes, lawns spread over 25 acres, over 250 varieties of trees and shrubs can be found inside the park,rare exotic and aquatic species, and a nursery. There is a nature centre, and an exhibition plaza, and an amphitheatre.
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