RESIDENTS in Bandar Mahkota Cheras will soon enjoy better and safer facilities at two recreational parks in the neighbourhood following a RM100,000 upgrading work courtesy of an allocation from Bangi MP Dr Ong Kian Ming.
Dr Ong’s special officer Nor Zulaila Abd Ghani said the upgrading and repair works at the two parks would take two weeks to complete.
“We will upgrade the playground at this park by removing the concrete floor and replacing it with grass.
“Many children come here to play and they get minor cuts and bruises when they fall on the concrete,” Nor Zulaila said, adding that grass surface would be safer for kids compared to concrete or rubber mat.
“Rubber mat is costly and does not last long as it gets damaged easily and tends to bend upwards after some time,” she added.
Nor Zulaila also said some of the equipment at the playground such as the swings would be repaired or changed to ensure the safety of the children.
Other upgrading works include changing the tiles on the jogging track, installation of gabion wall around the lake and a new coat of paint for the bridge railings.
“We are going to change some of the tiles on the jogging track as they are slippery and we don’t want any of the park users to trip and fall,” said Nor Zulaila.
Another special officer for Bangi MP Khoo Khim Han said the RM100,000 would cover upgrading works for two recreational parks in Bandar Mahkota Cheras.
“RM40,000 is allocated for this park while the balance will be used for upgrading works for another recreational park in this neighbourhood,” Khoo added.
To get more people to utilise the park, Khoo said light bulbs will be put up along the bridge.
“We will also upgrade the basketball court at Jalan Dayang 8 in this neighbourhood by resurfacing the court and replacing the metal rings,” Khoo said.