A rendering of the Gaojing Mountain Scenic Spot after a "green renovation" [Photo from WeChat account: snd-szgxqfb]
The Gaojing Mountain Scenic Spot in Fengqiao sub-district, Suzhou New District will embrace a "green renovation" with the latest planned afforestation covering 400,000 square meters, local officials said recently.
The renovation, which will commence later this year, will include several large-scale lawns where local residents can do camping and fly kites. Sports facilities such as cage football, basketball fields and pathways for brisk walking have also been planned to cater to the fitness needs of neighboring residents.
As an open space for sports and recreation, the scenic spot will not have an official gate. Instead, it will have new pedestrian paths at the crossroads of Huashan Road and Zhaohong Road. There will also be about 200 parking lots for cars, bicycles and electric bicycles.
Gaojing Mountain Scenic Spot was praised by the Ministry of Natural Resources in 2003 for its application of multiple ecological restoration methods and its quick reforesting of the once bare mountain.
Gaojing Mountain Scenic Spot is designed as a space for sports and recreation. [Photo from WeChat account: snd-szgxqfb]