Cross Maidan (formerly Parade Ground ) is a vast expanse of land in Mumbai
. The term maidan means "playing ground" in Marathi. The ground measures 23,000 m sq. The name "Cross" is derived for the old stone Cross (crucifix) built when the city was under Portuguese rule in the 16th century.
The maidan is under the jurisprudence of the district collector. In 2009 it was announced that a 30 foot tall steel sculpture inspired by Mahatma Gandhis charkha would be installed at the maidan. In the same year, the government also announced that it would be laying a water tunnel from the Malabar Hill
reservoir to Cross Maidan at the cost of Rs. 94 crore.
The rest of the ground is used for cricket in the dry season and football (soccer) during the monsoons. Near the southern end, the Mahindra United Club, a national level club, has undertaken a lease of a small portion of the ground. In the past, traveling circuses have used the ground.At the southern end of the maidan stands a well built by Bhika Behram in 1725. Behram, a Parsi, was travelling through this region, when he built this well for travellers.