Brick kilns turning into amusement park in Pabna | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, September 16, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:32 AM, September 16, 2020

Brick kilns turning into amusement park in Pabna

The first amusement park in the entire district of Pabna has started its journey recently, only about five to six kilometres away from Pabna town.

Spread out on about 100 bighas of land, the park replaces two brick kilns, located in a village called Bolorampur in Sadar upazila.

The large piece of land that used to be a cause for pollution in the area has now turned into a green enclave, covered with lush green grass and dotted with hundreds of newly planted saplings.  

A good number of visitors from Pabna town as well as from surrounding areas are bringing their little ones to the park for a fun-filled day in the sun, especially on the weekends.

The life-size sculptures of different birds and animals -- the Bengal tiger or the giraffe -- placed around the landscaped park, are added attractions to the young ones. 

After the completion of almost half of its construction, where one of the kilns was situated, the park currently offers ten different mechanical rides set up around a manmade lake.

Ferris wheel, merry-go-round, dragon pendulum, miniature train, water ride and paddle boat ride are some of the main attractions at the park now.

More rides and a water park will be set up once the second kiln is dismantled, said Ruhul Amin Bishwas Rana, owner of Rana Eco-park and Picnic Spot.

Eight-year-old Afrina came to the park with her parents. Asked which ride she enjoyed the most, said she loved all the rides, but the merry-go-round was her favourite.

School teacher Muslima Khatun said she liked the paddle boat ride in the lake with the green landscape all around.

While speaking with this correspondent, park owner Rana said he decided to do away with his brick kilns out of his sense of responsibility for the society.

He started to dismantle the kilns and build the park there two years ago as there had been no children's park in the district, he also said.

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