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Gokarna Community Park, Kathmandu

Client Name:Society of Nepalese Architects (SONA) and Kathmandu Valley Development Authority (KVDA)


Proposed Master plan for Gokarna Community park is award winning project organised by Society of Nepalese Architects (SONA) and Kathmandu Valley Development Authority (KVDA) in 2014.
Basic Principal of Planning of Gokarna Community Park is “Parks strengthen communities. They increase community cohesion by providing a place for people to get together”
Community park design is not just an open space with green area providing place for leisure but it can also become an important node within the city. It acts as a green lung that provide place for people to meet, relax and enjoy while easing of the urban stress and promote healthy activities. Proposed Master Plan for Gokarna Community Park Consist following components:

1. Washrooms
2. Trails
3. Picnic Shelter
4. Shade Structures
5. Flexible Space
6. On-Site Parking
7. Gardens
8. Trees
9. Large Open Space/Meadow/Sports field
10. Landscape and Habitat Enhancements
11. Amphitheater
12. Children’s Play Area
13. Public Art
14. Youth Play Area
15. Pedestrian Links from Neighborhood
16. Multi-Use Court
17. Site Furnishings (i.e. Lighting, Trash/Recycling Receptacles)
18. Gateway Features