Rattray park now opened to the public

Rattray-ParkHundreds of residents in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region were on Ghana’s Republic Day, allowed access into the newly built Rattray Park.

After a visit to the park, Citi News’ Lauretta Tima gathered that one needs a loyalty card which goes for GHC 5 to enter.

After the card reader reads the bar code on the card, the place is accessible.With this loyalty card and payment, one can access any of the facilities at the park.

The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) has successfully undertaken the regeneration and redevelopment of a public park located opposite the Golden Tulip Kumasi City at Ridge into a recreational facility.

The Rattray Park is the recreational facility which was established by the KMA and was jointly commissioned by President John Mahama and the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II two weeks ago on Friday.

The recreational facility is aimed at giving residents a one-stop recreation facility and also promote a healthy lifestyle.

The 42,000 square-meter Rattray Park has an acoustic dancing fountain; the first of its kind in Ghana.

It can also boast of a six square-meter multimedia controlled fountain, children’s playground, a golf cart, wi-fi internet connectivity, an open robust gym and a cafeteria among others.

The facility forms part of efforts to green Kumasi and restore it to its past glory as the Garden City of West Africa.