History of May Day Park
May Day Park was opened to the public on 13th September, 1950 by the then Minister of Agriculture, A. B. Shetty. According to history, a resolution was submitted by the Madras municipality on 28th January, 1869. The resolution recommended the creation of a park at the place where the stables of Messrs, Burghall and Company was located. The application was submitted to the Government of Madras Presidency. On 15th April 1869, the government gave consent to the proposal and the land was selected for the construction of the park. The park was named May Day Park after Francis Napier, 10th Lord Napier of the Governor of Madras.
Geography of May Day Park
Globally, May Day Park can be pinpointed at coordinates 13 degrees 04 minutes 24 seconds north and 80 degrees 16 minutes 23 seconds east. This park occupies a land of about 14.5 acres.
Utilization of May Day Park
During the May Day celebrations, May Day Park is used to organize public meetings. May Day celebrations are marked by rallies, which are conducted from the park. The park can also be used to play sports like football, cricket, badminton and volleyball.
Divisions of May Day Park
Structurally, the park has two divisions. It has been provided with facilities for sports like football, cricket, badminton and volleyball. These facilities are located on the eastern and western parts of the park.
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