Lanzhou ’s first public welfare industrial heritage park——Qilihe CRRC · Shiguang Park was officially opened to the citizens on May 23.
CRRC · Shiguang Park is located at Yanjiaping East Road, Qilihe District, covering an area of 2.65 hectares (about 40 acres), with a total investment of about 30 million yuan. It was invested and built by China CRRC Group, which was formerly known as CRRC Lanzhou Locomotive Factory Diesel Engine Branch. It is the first public welfare community park built on the original sites of some old plants after relocating them to newly built industrial park. The construction was started in June 2019 and completed in early may this year, lasting for nearly a year. The green area in the park is 1.90 hectares, accounting for 71.7%. The ratio of trees to shrubs in the green area is 1:1.74. The total amount of trees is 646, including 418 large trees. During the construction process, a total of 55 trees of more than 30 years old, including some cedars, elms, locust trees, Ailanthus altissima, etc., were transplanted to the park. In addition, some original train tracks, factory trusses and chimneys were retained. Some parts of the production equipment in the old factory were processed artistically to carry out innovative protection and renewal of urban industrial heritages by combining with the concepts of art exhibition, industrial culture inheritance and sustainable development.