Cubbon Park – Current Status

The total area of Cubbon Park, which was 260 acres in the 1950s, has reduced to 197 acres 31.5 guntas, with the remaining area covered by different buildings of the State Government, viz., High Court, KGID Building, PWD Building, Y.M.C.A, State Huzur Treasury, etc. The park comprises different sections and each section is named based on the structures present there. The important section is the Band Stand Park. Greenery is maintained in the surrounding area of the band stand throughout the year with colourful annuals planted all along the borders and also around the bandstand. Earlier, Military band used to be played here. Later, for several years, Bangalore City Corporation used to arrange weekly orchestra on Sundays. The programme has been revived by the Department of Kannada and Culture by arranging music programmes every weekend. This bandstand section is demarcated by metalled roads at all the sides. Cement benches are provided along these roads so that public could sit and view the greenish lawns and colourful ower beds of the section. Since public is not allowed to trample the lawns, they remain green throughout the year. The band stand lies almost in the centre of the Cubbon Park and also in the middle of the road which runs from the portico of Attara Kacheri to Government museum.