Children’s Park at New Police Reserve, Kohima
In collaboration with Urban Development Department, a Children’s Park at New Police Reserve under “Project AMRUT” was constructed. Development of green space and parks with special provision for child-friendly components was a priority for the Unit. We recognize that the social skills that children develop on the playground often become lifelong skill sets that are carried forward into their adulthood. Playgrounds are among the most important environments for children outside the home. Exciting, engaging and challenging playground equipment is important to keep children happy while still developing their learning abilities. These should be developed in order to suit different groups of children for different stages of learning. There is a general consensus that physical activity reduces the risk of psychological problems in children and fosters their self-esteem. Playgrounds provide an ideal opportunity for children to master physical skills, such as learning to swing, balance and climb. For many children, it is their favorite time of day when they get to be on the playground for free time. It acts as a release for them from the pressures of learning during the day. They know that time on the playground is their own time. With all these in perspective, the children’s park at New Reserve was setup for wards of police personnel.