Wetland Park only Open for Research and Educational Purposes
The OCT Wetland Park opened yesterday but not for the public to enjoy but for research groups, environmental protection work and educational purposes. The park has not yet decided to open its doors to other visitors.
Even with the park opening its doors to the public, park management will likely limit the number of visitors to 500 people and entry will be done using an appointment system. Management is still deciding whether to allow public visitors due to ecological reasons. Unlike other wetland parks, the park can be found in an urban area which means that the park has to open without restrictions but this could do a lot of ecological damage to the park. Initially the park only accepts registrations from universities, research institutions, schools and environmental protection organizations for research and educational purposes.
Several residents tried entering the park yesterday but were rejected by security guards. Residents were disappointed saying it was a shame that residents cannot access the park for leisure, learning and sightseeing. Residents have been eagerly waiting for the park to open since the park started it trial operations. Management announced that the park will be open by Spring Festival but was later postponed.