# In other countries : There are enough public gardens in Yaounde, but the townhall is struggling to maintain them. However, they can also be real entertainment areas for people and tourists.
These public spaces are a delight to the users who go through various administrative services and can find peaceful relaxation there. Lovers have also made these places a place of escape. With the whistling of birds, enjoying the fresh air, spiritual men and women make their meditation sessions there, and students prepare for their exams. Being a green city, Yaounde is a tourist city that welcomes thousands of foreigners every year, who are mesmerized by its lush greenery.
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Unfortunately, these places are not adequately maintained and, with the exception of a few newly created in the city, they still receive the attention of the public. Although green, it is litter lying on the ground. Occupied by weeds, the flowers are not constantly pruned, like a lawn that struggles to express its beauty. As for public benches, they are constantly being damaged.
The situation is dire, and the public gardens in Yaound are slowly dying. “I recently went to a public garden at the MEEC crossroads, where I spend some glorious family time, but I’m sorry for choosing this place. I swear, grass has grown everywhere. Everything is ugly, including the small lake, ”he said.