Benefiting most from this are Parkside lot owners, whose definition of park could very well change to: an extension of my backyard.
My Park is the sprawling one-hectare centerpiece of the Cliffside neighborhood, the first residential area launched at Anvaya. Nearest the beach, the gated village - which Parkside is part of -- has the biggest lot cuts, ranging from 700 sq.m. to 1,200 sq.m., and is known for its abundance of space. All cables are kept underground; streetlights are waist-high; and residents are allowed to build on only 35% of their lots, ensuring ample margins along their perimeters. Parkside residents, whose homes surround My Park, are encouraged to build low fences, or simply have none.
The recreational area combines natural features and indigenous vegetation with man-made structures like shaded foot and jogging paths lined with benches, a multi-purpose gazebo that blends with existing landforms, and an interactive playground where children can play and learn freely and safely. It only gets better. From the park, a path leads to a secret, secluded cove of Anvaya, with direct access available only to Cliffside neighborhood residents, particularly Parkside lot owners. Incredibly lucky, it's as if these families have their own park, and beach, at the same time.
Though My Park follows the tropical Asian theme of Anvaya, thus avoiding the manicured look one sees in the city, the playground exists for more than just aesthetics.
Playgrounds, after all, enhance a child's ability to learn physical coordination, gain strength and flexibility, and develop social skills needed for adulthood. They provide venues for accelerated learning. Independent research and child-care professionals even conclude that spontaneous play - the kind that occurs primarily on playgrounds - is considered the most beneficial learning experience for children. With My Park fully accessible from their own backyards, children of Parkside can spend countless hours devising new forms of recreation, inventing informal games, and finding creative ways to pass the time. Here, their imagination can soar.
Because My Park is a Natural Playground, children can learn about nature and the environment, while at play within it. Environmental awareness and nature conservation is part of Anvaya's thrust, having partnered with the Worldwide Fund for Nature to make sure that the stress of human habitation does not interfere with the demands of the ecosystem. Here, children can explore their own park, experience their own beach, and learn about responsibility and respect for the natural setting they play in.
My Park is also important to the family, which forms the core of Anvaya's culture. In a park they can claim as their own, families can bond leisurely while building lifelong memories. Neighbors can hold barbecues, forge friendships, and connect with each other, and to the environment they live in, forming a community that values an all-encompassing concept of family, an unwavering respect for the environment, and a lifestyle that celebrates both. This is the Anvaya culture, where living life and loving it are virtually inseparable. Among the trees, open greens and natural wonders waiting to be discovered, My Park simply affirms what we already know: Anvaya Cove is, undoubtedly, one of the country's best playgrounds.