A new park zone is planned for Astana between Zhaukazyn and Makatayev streets on the left bank of the Yessil River. The tender for park construction was announced by the city’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control on Oct. 2.
According to the official site of the Astana city administration, the new park zone next to the Arai park is expected to cost 1.66 billion tenge (US$9.2 million) and be completed by June 2015.
It has also been announced that Astana’s central park will be modified. The Astana city Akimat (city administration) plans to erect an 18-metre high ferris wheel as well as build a large clock called “The River of Time,” a fountain and a Square of Olympians. Private investors are also interested in constructing a heated pool and aquatic area. The park will be divided into a bathing beach, central alley, an area with four mosaic grotto compositions, a fountain and a square.