Fayazuddin on Open Spaces “The location of children's play grounds receives the greatest attention. They are usually located in all the residential sections by reducing the unnecessary depth of plots to save enough land to make a serviceable neighbouring park or play ground. Here recreative facilities of real value to the people living in the plots enclosing it are provided.
They are ideally located for children to keep them away from the busy street and are beyond the gaze of passing strangers and idlers. They are perfectly safe and are within constant sight and call of mothers, who, in humble homes, are more likely during the day to be at the back of the house rather than in the front rooms.
These spaces are not large enough to be used as athletic fields by men and older boys and hence are not likely to become a nuissance.” Mohammed Fayazuddin – Report on Town Planning in the H.E.H the Nizam's Diminions 1346 - 1353 (Original held in the British Library, London)