Saturday, February 25, 2012

Upgraded park at USJ 2

With the residents of USJ 2

Article in NST - Residents welcome upgraded park

SUBANG JAYA: The request of visitors for the park in USJ 2/2R to be lit and furnished with benches has been fulfilled.

Residents get together at the park. Pic by Rosela Ismail

The park now has a unit of floodlights at the badminton court and two sets of benches and tables, thanks to Subang Jaya assemblyman Hannah Yeoh and Zone 3 councillor Rajiv Rishyakaran.

Yeoh said the requests were made during a dialogue held in September.

The fund for upgrading the park which amounted to RM14,000 came from Zone 3 Residents Committee as well as Yeoh's allocation from the state government.

Yeoh said the floodlights, which will be switched on from 7pm to 7am daily, was installed by contractor Timur Elektrikal. It  will be maintained by Subang Jaya Municipal Council.

"The residents here have asked for another set of floodlights to be installed at the other end of the park. I'll request for that in next year's budget.

"We will continue to improve the recreational facilities for park users, especially the senior citizens.

"I would also like the police to patrol the park," she said.

Yeoh also called on dog owners to ensure their dog are leashed and pick up after their dogs when visiting the park.

Lisa Lim, who has been living in USJ 2 for the past 21 years, said she would visit the park at night now as it is brightly lit.

Lim, who does tai chi exercises on weekdays with her neighbours, said they are exposed to danger and undesirable characters when they go to the park as early as 7am.

"It can be quite dark at that time. Now that there are floodlights here, my neighbours and I feel safe coming here early in the morning.

"More children can also come to the park and play," she said.

The former teacher said the  benches and tables would encourage residents to get together at the park.

Residents happy with the new floodlights, benches and tables they requested

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