IT’S THE LITTLE THINGS
Priyadarshini Park and Sports Complex is conscious of the needs of all its patrons. We allow dogs in the park from 8:00 am to 9:00 am in a specified area. Entry opens for children under 12 years to cycle in the park from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. We also have a sand pit at the Man-made Beach where kids can make sand-castles and play in the sandpit with beach toys.
NO HURRIES, NO WORRIES
Entry to the Priyadarshini Park and Sports Complex is totally free. PDP is open from 5:00 am to 9:00 pm and all are welcome to enjoy the beautiful ambience and the modern sports facilities. There are no hoardings or advertisements around to spoil the natural beauty of the environment; nor is there a clock anywhere to hurry you through your leisurely walk around the park.
BUILT FOR THE LONG RUN
The 400-metre, eight-lane Olympic-styled Synthetic Track at PDP was created at a cost of Rs 2 crores and inaugurated by the then Mayor of Mumbai, Shri Chhagan Bhujpal, and presided over by the President of the Olympic Association of India, Mr Tara Malkani, who is himself a National Athletic Champion. The track was also made possible with generous contributions from the Government of India, the Government of Maharashtra even the MLA fund of Shri B A Desai.
At PDP's inception, 60 grown up coconut trees were brought in from Nargol to be planted along the coastline. Today the Priyadarshini Park and Sports Complex boasts of more than 300 coconut trees. Step in and you’ll see that it feels less like Mumbai and more like Goa.
EVERY DAY IS A GIFT
The view of the setting sun is always soothing for the soul. From the Priyadarshini Park and Sports Complex viewing gallery, you can see the orange sun sink into the Arabian Sea, while the coconut trees sway to the wind’s whispering melodies. It sure is one of the park’s special events. And it happens every day!
LIFE BY THE SEA
In keeping with the Park's philosophy of "Blending Sports with Nature", the viewing gallery to the stadium is made only with soil - no concrete. If you’re seated at the viewing gallery, a glance over your shoulder will give you a magnificent view of the grand expanse of the Arabian Sea.
SCULPTURE IN THE PARK
The sculpture at Priyadarshini Park that’s been around for ages, is a curious presence. For those who don’t know, it was created by head of Cholamandal Artist's Village and senior artist of Chennai, S. Nandagopal. As one of his most well-known works, it uses his signature beaten metal aesthetic. Titled The Environmental Tree, it is a personal favourite of JRD Tata. Installed in 2002, it was inaugurated by the then Governor of Maharashtra P. Alexander, in the presence of Shri. Jamshed Bhabha. The sculpture was sponsored by J.S.W. as part of the Sculpture in the Park movement.
FOR THE ARTY AT HEART
Over time, every park becomes a place for citizens to come together, spend time, and experience something new. Art in the Park is PDP’s go to point for cultural richness and entertainment. Every year, the Heritage Society headed by Smt. Anita Garware, holds immersive art, music and dance events where entry is free and open to all. Keep an eye on our events page for the latest artful endeavours at the park.