It was initially called "Sri Chamarajendra Park" as a tribute to the silver jubilee celebrations of the Wodeyar's rule in the state. Eventually it came to be called Cubbon Park. Initially, the park was under the care of the state, but now the department of horticulture maintains the park.
The predominantly green area has many roads which can be used by motor vehicles. There is a large variety of plants found in this park. There are many rocks, beautiful bamboo trees, flower plants, and many monuments in the park. The park occupies 300 acres worth of flowering plants, big trees and a lot of greens. The park, even though situated in the heart of Bangalore, has a lot of greenery to look at.
There is a wide variety of exotic botanical species growing in the park. There are approximately 6000 trees in the park which consist of 96 different species. Many indigenous as well as exotic trees are found in the Cubbon park and it is a hub for botanists. It has few of the first oak trees introduced to Bangalore.
There are a lot of monuments located in the park. Some of them are:
High Court in Cubbon Park
Museums in Cubbon Park
Sheshadri Iyer Memorial Library
The other buildings located in and around the park are the Indira Priyadarshini children's library, an Aquarium, a tennis pavilion, Ottawa Chatter, the state youth centre, Venkatappa art gallery, press club, Jawahar Bal Bhavan, , the Cheshire Dyer memorial hall, century club and the YMCA.
The Cubbon Park is not only on of the biggest parks in Bangalore, it is also the pride of the city.