THE scorching sun and lack of rain over the past few weeks have turned the usually green open fields and parks around Ipoh brown.
The grass has all dried up and the leaves from the trees have also withered.
The football field at D.R. Seenivasagam Park, the city’s biggest green lung in the city centre, is visibly brown in colour even from afar.
The water level at ponds within the park has also dropped signi- ficantly because of the current hot spell.
An Ipoh city council worker stationed at the park said there were more dried leaves of late.
“We have to sweep the grounds of the park every morning and evening.
“If not, the park will be a complete mess,” he said, adding that the hot weather made work all the more difficult.
It is the same at the Sultan Abdul Aziz Recreational Park (Polo Ground) and the Chinese cemeteries surrounding it.
At the field opposite the Perak Chinese Recreation Club and also Ipoh Padang, sprinklers have been set up to water the grass.
Meanwhile, in other parts of the city, council workers are diligently watering plants along the main roads and public areas to ensure that they do not wilt from the heat.