MCF Garden, Prem Nagar
MCF garden is located in the heart of Borivali in the Prem Nagar locality. It is the maiden venture of MCF trust and is free for recreational use to all citizens since its creation in June 1989. It must be mentioned that the garden was developed due to the largesse in terms of financial assistance from the corporate giant Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd besides sizeable donations from selfless individuals like the renowned nuclear scientist Dr. Vijay Papparao and diamond merchant V D Patel to name a few. The efforts taken by the active founder members of the fledgling organisation also merit a mention for the efforts put in by them
The garden is tastefully created with a walking track and carefully manicured lawns besides an artificial waterfall, fountain and playing area for kids with recreational equipment.
MCF Garden has won many civic awards:
|1990||Second Prize in the survey conducted by Mumbai Citizens Committee. Honoured by Smt. Maneka Gandhi, Hon. Minister for Environment.|
|1992||Best maintained garden in the survey conducted by Mumbai Citizens Committee.|
|1995||Award for Best Civic Garden. The honour was bestowed by the then Hon. Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Shri Manohar Joshi.|
MCF Joggers Park, Devidas Lane Extension
MCF Joggers track is created on plots in Eksar village which were earmarked for development as garden by BMC. When MCF took possession of the marshy plots of land which were infested with mosquitoes and vermin, the successful completion of the project seemed a daunting task. However the Projects Sub-Committee of MCF comprising of Mahendra Gandhi, Bharat Mathuria, S M Shah and Harish Chheda were unfazed by the task on hand and though it took two years for completion, the MCF Joggers Park which is a landmark in Borivali was thrown open to public use in 2007. The garden has an aesthetically paved Joggers & Walking Track lined by manicured plants on the periphery and lawns in the centre. The care and maintenance of the garden is solely undertaken by MCF.