The soon-to-be-opened Waste-to-Art dinosaur park at Sarai Kale Khan by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi is all set to become India’s first dinosaur park of its kind. Scheduled to open to the public late next month, the park will feature a collection of 54 giant dinosaur replicas ranging from 9 feet to 65 feet tall and up to 54 feet long. Experts added that all these replicas are made from scrap metal, old tires, car scraps and garden waste.
These life-sized replicas not only showcase realistic movements, but also feature impressive capabilities, including the ability to produce roaring sounds, growls, hisses, and even spit fire. Drawing inspiration from Jurassic Park, the park incorporates light and sound effects, recreating iconic scenes from the film, such as dinosaurs crushing vehicles.
If reports are to go by, the site has reached 80% completion, utilizing nearly 300 tonnes of waste material for construction. The park aims to exhibit replicas representing 15 species of dinosaurs, including Coelophysis, Brontosaurus, Velociraptor, Tsintaosaurus, Deinosuchus, Rajasaurus, Prenocephale, Ankylosaurus, Triceratops, Amargasaurus, Spinosaurus, Tyrannosaurus, Diplodocus, and Stegosaurus.
Visitors will be greeted at the entrance by replicas of three stegosaurus dinosaurs, each uniquely crafted using horticulture waste, scrap, and car scraps. The park also features a group of small, feathered Velociraptor dinosaurs and a 53×50 feet replica of the infamous Tyrannosaurus Rex from the Jurassic Park franchise. The Tyrannosaurus Rex replica is designed to spit fire and blink its eyes, enhancing the overall immersive experience.
The Dinosaur Park, located on 3.5 hectares next to Waste to Wonder Park, offers a variety of fun activities for children. These include slides, climbing ropes and swings that are designed so that sharp edges do not pose a hazard. The park also features a 60-foot-wide and 25-foot-tall replica of a Spinosaurus with a play area with safety measures for children.
At the opposite end of the spectrum stands the 65-foot-tall diplodocus, the tallest replica in the park, with its tail transformed into a slide. Careful attention to detail in crafting these replicas involves meticulous cutting of scrap materials, with tires used to cover the metal body for safety and aesthetic improvement.
The park’s landscape will be further enhanced through strategic planting of trees, shrubs, and grass, completing the immersive experience at this innovative dinosaur park.