Shivaji Park: A Green that Echoes Heritage

A home is a sacred place. Who we become and how we live is shaped in many ways by our neighbourhood and the people around us. As residents of Mumbai, it is common knowledge that Dadar is a highly sought after locale. It was the city’s first planned suburb, created in the late 19th century by the British to decongest living. With established transportation, commercial and residential systems, it provides great accessibility and facilities.

Within Dadar’s concrete network of buildings there still lives a large open space. A ground that saw history in the making, Shivaji Park still echoes with anecdotes of valour, strategy, grit and revolution. The Bombay Municipal Corporation of the pre-Independence era established the park in 1925. Surrounded by well-spaced buildings in British architecture of the 1900s, the entire Shivaji Park area holds a vibrant heritage and close-knit community.

Earlier called Mahim Park, the name changed to Shivaji Park in 1927 and later to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Park in 2020. During the colonial period, this was a place where many freedom fighters gathered to unite for Independence. In the years to come, it served as the venue to rally for an independent state of Maharashtra. Political leaders have also stood in the ground to present their ideas to the masses.

Like a catalyst for legends, Shivaji Park has been the training ground for some of India’s best cricket players. From the legend of the game, Sachin Tendulkar himself, to younger talent like Prithvi Shaw, cricket has found quite a few gems here. The park also hosts many sporting clubs and has a gymkhana. With a jogging track and temple on its periphery, it attracts a diverse crowd of all ages. Close to the Dadar Chowpatty and seashore, the Shivaji Park area is laced with a multitude of trees forming a perfect place to refresh and energise.

Suraj Estate Developers has created trusted homes in Dadar for more than 35 years and now, Suraj is coming to Shivaji Park. Launching soon, watch this space for a chance to live in the alleys of history, heritage and nature.