“Priyadarshini Park and Sports Complex (PDP) at Napeansea Road (South Mumbai) is a multifaceted 20 acres manually nurtured garden and recreation centre by Malabar Hill Citizen Forum, since 1985 when an uneven rocky patch of land was handed over to them.
Priyadarshini Garden has large Coconut trees, Joggers park, Recreational and Sport activities options and many yearly events like Annual Kite Festival, Cool Breeze sea frontal, Great Sunset view and these are just few things to praise about the Promenade park. Below are more details, timings, entry fee free, contact and address..”
Attractions Inside Priyadarshini Park
- Real Name : Rasikbhai meswani sports complex.
- Park Entry Exit Timings : 5 Am to 9 Pm
- Entry Fees : Free for all.
- Sports Activities : Available (With Minimum Charges).
- Athletics timings : Monday to Saturday evening 6 to 7 Pm.
- Joggers : Allowed for free during park timings.
- Location : Malabar Hill, Napeansea Road (South of Mumbai).
- Washrooms, Drinking Water etc : Available Inside.
Open to public from early morning 5:00 Am till late evening 9:00 Pm, Priyadarshini Garden is a multifaceted promenade park in Mumbai with ample open space with trees and greenery located at posh location of South Mumbai called ‘Nepeansea Road’ exactly between Bhulabhai desai road (coming from famous area attractions like Mahalakshmi Temple and Haji Ali Dargah) towards Malabar Hills.
PDP as it is locally called, the lush green garden with 600 odd coconut trees now, was once a rocky patch of Malabar hills coastal. ‘Malabar Hill Citizen Forum’ is an active group residing in this elite residential location of South Mumbai who takes care of every aspect of this Park including sports activities.
With perfect ambiance to fall in love, neat and well maintained, Local citizens loves this park area as it is the only type of open space available, Boon to urban lifestyle. An Arabian sea promenade park, It is a ideal place for daily jogging, yoga, walk, aerobics and other sports and athletic activities.
When Mumbai speaks about space crunch, Priyadarshi park welcomes whole heartedly people from all age, class and caste to it wide open space which is pollution free. Come to relax, stretch, walk and just to spend some leisure time. The Youth has this place ready for sports and other activities.
The park calls it a public viewing gallery as this promenade area has beautiful view to enjoy at the very immediately connected little beach area and also the place inside for walk and jog. Sit right in the middle and enjoy both in morning or evening, It all free for you.
The extended care for health of citizen is shown when they installed a branded water purifying system that gives fresh cold drinking water for free. 2 More vendors selling Tender coconut water and Wheatgrass juice are also recommended by them and are allowed considering the health benefits.
If you see group of people chatting at one of the seaside locations with a standee named ‘Priya Park’, It is a beautiful seating & meeting area with green grass where the members chat, plan for upcoming events and many other activities that takes place throughout the year.
PDP allows dog entry at morning timings (8 to 9 Am) at a created pet zone. Not just that Children age below 12 years can have a great fun and beachside experience being inside the part premise. An artificial beach with sand pit ready for all your children imagination to create funny things and castle like stuff, Timings for same will be 11 to 12 Pm.
Monsoons gives a natural green makeup to the beauty of this park, Citizen prefers to sit beside this sea facing garden and listen to soothing sea waves, Seeing sunset, Listen Music and feel the cool breeze which beating the summers heats too.
A perfect place for sports and recreational activities for kids and youth, ideal day outing location for family and friends group Compared to other promenades like lovers point, Which is beautiful but more famous between couples.
What’s more ? This green cover in midst of high rising concrete city is very clean and very well maintained that too with no entry fees. Visit this park for a casual walk, do jogging daily, cycling, join laughter club and hang around with your beloved dog (At specified pet zone timings).
No doubt why Malabar Hill and Nepeansea road residents praises Priyadarshini so much. If you prefer to get along with the sports activities inside Priyadarshini sports complex, Contact authorities of Malabar Hills citizen’s forum and pay required fees for all the listed sports activities like Athletics, Aerobics / Cross training, Football, Yoga, Basic and Advance level Tennis, Crossfit (Reebok), Cycling, Laughter Club, Basketball, Martial Arts, Yoga, Gymnasium, Steam and Sauna, Krav Maga Israeli Self Defence, PDP School Of Cricket Coaching, Kick Boxing and other special activities for children age between 2.5 years and 8. To enrol in all such activities, one needs to contact the sales office at contact number +91-22-23637186.
Little squirrels all around is here to accompany you during sunsets and walks or when you are just laying around the green lawn or under the shades of tall beautiful trees of this garden. Don’t worry about basic snacks, drinking water, coconut water and wash room as they are all available inside.
Park also has 8 Lane, 400 metre long synthetic track with Olympic level quality right in middle of the garden area, And also has 4 tennis courts. Still more ? you can futsal here as a small football court is available inside Priyadarshini which makes it a unique city park with lots of attractions. Yearly, International kite festival at around February 14th (During Sankranti Kite Festival) is another big attraction of this south Mumbai’s PDP.
I will also like to mention about 2 famous garden, a temple, a beach and few other attractions around the vicinity of Priyadarshini park. Head towards Malabar Hills and there is Hanging Garden and Kamla Nehru Park with adjacent attractions like Babulnath Temple, Chowpatty Beach and Taraporewala Aquarium & the old & beautiful Sacred banganga water tank all in same stretch.
Also if you love nature and botanical gardens, Colaba’s BPT Garden, Also called ‘Sagar Upvan’ is a must visit.
Also know about Parsi Tower of Silence which restricted to community people only, But very much near this park.
PDP Park Contact Address Timings
Address : Napeansea Road, Walkeshwar, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400026.
Contact : Shivaji Rao : +91-9323463772, Ankush Dhanawade : +91-22-23637186.
How to Reach : Nearest Railway Station Being Grant Road. If you want to cover Mahalakshmi temple and Haji Ali Dargah you can come via Mumbai Central / Mahalaxmi Railway Station.
All this station are in sequence on western railway route. If you are coming via private vehicle like car, Come straight from National Highway 8 till Bandra and take the bridge that goes to Bandra Worli Sea Link, Once crossed and reached worli, Head right and you will see Haji ali, Little ahead you find this beautiful park.
Private taxi from any of these 3 station. Buses do ply to Priyadarshini as the bus stop is just near the entry gates.
Park Timings : Morning 5:00 Am till Late Evening 9:00 PM.
Car Parking : Roadside outside park is the only option.