Bird's eye view of Ramna Children's Park - (Shishu Park)
Entry gate of park
'Misuk' (fawn) under tree
Park - inside view
Jet Fighter in the park
A tranquil place
For the train ride
Most sought after in the park. (below 1981 ptc)
Whirling chair - not recommended for minors
A cosy place to relax
Ferris wheel - enjoy a panoramic view of Ramna
In 80's and 90's, the park was the most attractive place in the town. But now it has lost most of its charm, the rides have become worn out and out-moded. The machines bought from Japan in late 70's need replacement every 15 years. But they are running for over 25 years making them vulnerable for accidents. Power failures are a regular feature disrupting the rides or the machines. The park authority is yet to make alternative arrangement for power supply from a standby generator.
With the growth of private commercial 'wonderlands and large theme parks' with new exciting items and rides in places such as, Gulshan, Ashulia and Nandan, attraction of Ramna Shishu park is losing fast. Except on Fridays and holidays, the park remain almost empty. The amusement offered by the park are availed by the poorer section of the city as they can't afford to visit the costly theme parks.
There was a plan to expand the park with dozens of new items, including roller coaster, water splash etc. and parking spaces, but it’s lying in cold storage for long. We hope the project would be revived and approved soon and all the new attractions would be able to pull back the crowds and take Shishu Park back to new heights. The park is maintained by DCC (Dhaka City Corporation). Entry fee to the park is Tk. 8/- per person, rides coupons are Tk 5/- each and are sold inside the park.