Situated in a portion of the parade ground between M.G Road and Cubbon
road, is the Cariappa Memorial park. Spread over 22 acres, the park was
laid out in 1996 as a memorial to Field Marshall K.M Cariappa. The unique
attraction is a huge man-made 27-foot waterfall situated on left side
of the park. In order to enhance the physical strength and mental co-ordination
of children, the play areas are created in military style . About 3000
species of indigenous and imported plants and trees can be found in the
park. The garden is maintained by various divisions of the Army and every
fortnight six military bands perform at the bandstand or the elevated
lawns. A seven-feet monolithic statue of Cariappa can also be seen here.
The park is open to public on all days between 5:30 pm and 8 pm except
Saturdays and Sundays. On that days the timings are 1 pm to 7 pm and 9
am to 7 pm respectively.