Shanghai to feature over 1,000 parks by 2025

(Xinhua) 10:43, July 15, 2021

People look at cherry blossoms in full bloom at Jing'an Sculpture Park in east China's Shanghai, March 2, 2021. (Xinhua/Wang Xiang)

SHANGHAI, July 14 (Xinhua) -- Shanghai plans to increase the number of parks in the city to more than 1,000 by 2025 from the current level of over 400, the municipal government said at a press conference Wednesday.

The newly built parks will include 50 community-based parks and 200 village parks. A total of 300 pocket parks will also be built or renovated in the city between 2021 and 2025, it said.

The Thousand Parks Plan is one of Shanghai's key moves as it strives to build itself into a city of parks during its 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-2025) period.

"The project aims to enhance the citizens' sense of happiness, sharpen Shanghai's soft power and promote the integration of the city and the parks," said Zhu Xinjun, chief engineer of Shanghai Landscaping and City Appearance Administrative Bureau. 

(Web editor: Xia Peiyao, Liang Jun)


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