GEORGE TOWN: The National Landscape Department has rated the Penang Municipal Park one of the best public parks in the country.
Its director-general Mohamad Taib Zain gives the park nine marks out of ten.
He said the public recreational park was clearly a step above other parks in facilities, maintenance, crowd number and social activities.
“I was impressed by the number of activities held there and the number of visitors drawn to the park.
“I was told the park is always crowded and full of activities, day in and day out,” he said before launching a workshop on the park’s management and manual at Hydro Hotel in Batu Ferringhi yesterday.
Earlier, he had visited the park together with other officials.
Besides the Penang Municipal Park, formerly known as Youth Park, the Penang Municipal Council also manages Relau Metropolitan Park and Taman Jajar.
Mohamad Taib also praised the council for updating the park facilities.
“They know what the people want and what things would attract the public. For example, they have a skating rink for youngsters. They keep up with the times,” he said.
Council president Patahiyah Ismail said they always listened to public feedback before constructing new facilities at the parks.