Restore the 7 hand dug wells and improve the water security of Bangalore's 200 acre lung space – Cubbon Park

Narrative

Cubbon Park is an over 200 acre landmark 'lung' area of Bengaluru city, located within the heart of city in the Central Administrative Area.

The Park has over 7000 trees representing 96 species. It was designed to sustain itself using rainwater. The Park was planned such that rain would fall on the top of the hill (which is now Chinnaswamy Stadium) and the water would flow down the hill over Cubbon Park and collect finally in Sampangi Lake. (Which is now Kanteerava Stadium)

The architect of Cubbon Park, Richard Sankey, conceived of four ponds that would collect the rainwater. These ponds would hold the water such that they would provide groundwater to the trees. The spill would flow to the lake.

Today the top of the hill is a cricket stadium. The lake is an athletic centre. But there is still a hill on which rainwater falls and there is still a park over which it can flow.

Over the next 2 years CPR project aims to revive the wells, build catchment trenches and re-energise the water bodies, develop a sustainable rain water harvesting system for the water requirement of the Park, and eventually ensure the rejuvenation of Cubbon Park.

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  • Impact Assessment (M&E) Phase Project completed on 31 Dec, 2018 Implementation Phase
  • Implementation Phase Project started on 1 Sep, 2017 Preparation Phase

Restore the 7 hand dug wells and improve the water security of Bangalore's 200 acre lung space – Cubbon Park

Narrative

Cubbon Park is an over 200 acre landmark 'lung' area of Bengaluru city, located within the heart of city in the Central Administrative Area.

The Park has over 7000 trees representing 96 species. It was designed to sustain itself using rainwater. The Park was planned such that rain would fall on the top of the hill (which is now Chinnaswamy Stadium) and the water would flow down the hill over Cubbon Park and collect finally in Sampangi Lake. (Which is now Kanteerava Stadium)

The architect of Cubbon Park, Richard Sankey, conceived of four ponds that would collect the rainwater. These ponds would hold the water such that they would provide groundwater to the trees. The spill would flow to the lake.

Today the top of the hill is a cricket stadium. The lake is an athletic centre. But there is still a hill on which rainwater falls and there is still a park over which it can flow.

Over the next 2 years CPR project aims to revive the wells, build catchment trenches and re-energise the water bodies, develop a sustainable rain water harvesting system for the water requirement of the Park, and eventually ensure the rejuvenation of Cubbon Park.

Sustainability

Creating and measuring long-term impact

Wells will be maintained by Horticultural Dept, as part of park maintenance

Impact

Funding

Funded:
$70,000
Final Cost:
$70,000
$70,000:
India Cares Foundation

Plan/Proposal