Located right opposite Kingdom of Dreams, at a walking distance from the IFFCO Chowk metro station, Leisure Valley Park is Gurgaon’s most happening park/garden. It’s a very popular picnic spot, a regular jogging track and exercise ground and much more. It is huge and highly well maintained.
The garden has three main entrances: the main one being the one in front of the big parking lot, one from a peaceful back lane and the other near the Kingdom of Dreams entrance. The first one is well decorated and has a statue of an elephant welcoming you. The second one is close to the fountains while the third one opens up to Roots Café and the play area that has been made for children.
Leisure valley is much more than a picnic spot. There is a lot of fitness activity taking place in the morning hours, with locals using this space as a jogging track; a sandy area has been developed near one entrance that has a lot of swings and slides for children; Roots café, that runs entirely on solar power is famous for its simple, home-like food and in the afternoon, Leisure Valley is flocked by lovebirds and drivers of nearby offices who come here for their lunch and afternoon nap.
Close to the main entrance is a very pretty flower garden, entry into which is prohibited. This enclosure has a variety of colourful flowers planted in neat rectangular blocks which have been labelled. One can admire them from the other side of the fence as the guards won’t let you enter but they look quite beautiful even from a distance. If you ever happen to come here during spring, you won’t be able to take your eyes off them.
Elephants Stand Guard
The latest addition to this park/garden is its marble elephants. You will spot one wherever you go and they’ve mostly been placed in pairs. You might get happy when you see the first one but as the law of diminishing marginal utility goes, your interest in them will slowly begin to dwindle. They are very white and carefully designed but they’re everywhere, the purpose of which one may completely fail to understand.
Cute Little Sitting Spots
When you see the first one, you’ll definitely want a closer look and you’d surely like the idea: it’s a regular bench, enclosed by a structure of creepers on three sides and there are so many of these. These creepers not only make it look good, they give you a sense of privacy and also help beat the heat to an extent. There are many other normal benches scattered all over the garden too with a couple of clusters as well that have a number of benches placed quite close to each other and the entire cluster is covered by a transparent (meshed) dome with plants growing over it so as to give you a green cover.
There is only one negative about this place i.e. the musical fountain is mostly off and the few times when it’s working, there’s no music.