The importance of parks and green spaces cannot be denied, especially as more and more people inhibit the urban areas. They have, indeed, become a necessity due to growing population, and the increasingly cramped houses and congested living spaces we occupy; both adults and children need a place where they can relax and take a breath of fresh air. In the past years, unfortunately, most of the parks have deteriorated due to lack of both attention by the concerned authorities and funds. The federal and provincial governments definitely need to take sincere measures to renovate the existing parks and green spaces, besides developing new ones. Needless to say, parks not only improve the quality of peoples lives, but also help to control or contain the damages caused to the environment due to pollution. MARIAM RIAZ, Lahore, October 1.