Development of Parks in PAHS

During the last decade, the city of Lahore has lost 70% of its green cover. It is unfortunate that trees are a victim of unplanned urban development in Lahore, which has resulted in the city of gardens becoming a city of concrete. It is highly recommended by the Ministry of Climate Change and Punjab Environmental Protection Agency to increase green spaces in Lahore.

To sustain a healthy environment in the society, PAHS has allocated 142.78 Kanals of land for 9 parks in the society. In Block A of the society, 46.56 Kanals of land is reserved for 3 parks. Central Park in Block A is spread over 40 Kanals adjacent to the Jamia Masjid. The construction of the boundary wall of the Central Park of PAHS has been completed and a wrought iron fence has been installed around its boundary. Block A also has a Linear Park that is comprised of an area of 1.56 Kanals. In Block B, 3 parks are spread across 57 Kanals of land.

Parks provide a healthy living locale for the residents, offset the warming effect in cities, and present an aesthetic effect as well.  39.22 Kanals of land is reserved for parks in Block C in the surroundings of the 5 Marla residential plots. Besides, other parks in Block A, B and C will be integrated with no boundary walls but natural tree lines used to demarcate their area as trees provide a natural habitat to birds and help sustain the ecosystem.

As per the Rules and Regulations of LDA, 7% of land must be allocated for parks and open spaces in a housing scheme. PAHS has dedicated around 143 Kanals that is more than 13% of land of the total scheme area. The easily accessible green space in PAHS adjacent to residential areas is more than just a visual enrichment though, it will help to sustain the natural ecosystem and enhance biodiversity.

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