The area, a part of the Aravalli ridge that was almost a wasteland a decade ago, is being slowly and carefully turned into a tropical forest by the scientists of the Centre for Environmental Management of Degraded Ecosystems (CEMDE), Delhi University, and the Delhi Development Authority (DDA).
It was in 2003 that the DDA took over the area and roped in the CEMDE. Planting of different plant species began in 2005 and today a large part of the area is covered with thick vegetation and hundreds of species of flora and fauna.
The DDA doesn’t encourage too many visitors at the park but it is developing a special visitors’ zone spread over 70 acres. This zone is being developed in the part of the park that is next to Vasant Kunj.