Kepong park in woeful state

Kepong park in woeful state

RESIDENTS of Taman Sri Sinar in Kepong are dismayed by the poor state of facilities at their neighbourhood park.

The facilities’ condition poses safety concerns, they say.

They highlighted rusty playground equipment, alongside damaged tiles and benches as among the problems at this recreational venue in the housing estate in Kuala Lumpur.

The residents hope that Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) would inspect the site and undertake immediate work to repair or replace the broken amenities.

Kepong Baru Tambahan Rukun Tetangga chairman Wong Nam Chun, 55, also raised concerns over untrimmed trees at the park.

“During the rainy season, there is a high risk that the branches may snap and fall onto visitors at the park.

“Many sections of the pathway are uneven, which also pose a fall risk to joggers,” he said of the park in Jalan Lang Perut Putih 1.

Wong added that the park, built more than two decades ago, served residents of some 400 houses in the Kepong Baru Tambahan area.

A check by StarMetro also found a DBKL notice board that was faded, as well as a basketball court with the nets in poor condition.

Resident Chellathurai Veerapan, who visits the park regularly, noted the problem of water ponding at the site, especially after downpours.

“We hope a drain can be built to channel the excess water, as the puddles may become breeding grounds for mosquitoes.

“The park tables and benches are also in poor state and have not been replaced in years,” the 80-year-old added.

Kepong community activist Yee Poh Ping said a letter would be sent to DBKL soon, requesting immediate repair works.

“We also propose that a new walking track be built, as many senior citizens use it in their daily exercise.

“Some of the playground equipment are rusty too, which endanger children playing in the area,” he added.

Yee said many locals prefer to visit this park as it was closer to their home, instead of going to Taman Tasik Menjalara located some 2km away.

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