The famous Natesan Park is located at T. Nagar, in the city of
Chennai. The park is situated in the heart of the city and houses a
number of features. The park was inaugurated by the Ministry of
Agriculture, in the year 1950. Natesan Park is essentially a
botanical park and features a number of tree families.
The park at T. Nagar is home to a number of botanical species. The
place is replete with trees and plants including Crotons, Aralias,
Bougainvillea, Acalypha, Ceesil Peniea, Pulcharima, Mahogany, Neem
and Gulmohur. Lining up the sidewalks and illuminated by the garden
lights, the trees make up the permanent residents of the park. The
fountains in the park further beautify the picturesque view as
offered by the park.
The park premises provide an ideal place to refresh the mind and
soul. The park is visited by people of all ages, people who come for
a brief rest, joggers and environmentalists. Natesan Park is the
only of its kind, in the region, that offers tennis coaching to
youngsters. The tennis court at the park is maintained and run by
the Corporation of Chennai itself.
The park, during the early years of the new millennium was
subjected to a growing number of anti social activities. Drug
trafficking and prostitution practices had made it vulnerable. But
after the crackdown launched by the local police the activities have
come to a halt.