Public parks to remain open till late night during Eid days
Doha: The Ministry of Municipality, represented by the Public Parks Department, has announced the timing of parks during Eid Al Fitr holidays.
Al Furjan (neighbourhood) parks for families, women and children will open from 5am early morning to 1am, the Ministry has tweeted. Al Khor Family Park will receive visitors from 8am until 12 midnight during Eid holidays.
Open public parks (without fences) will remain open 24 hours under the supervision of security guards. The Ministry asked people to follow instructions during their visit to parks such as cooperating with security personnel, dispose of wastes properly in designated containers and maintain hygiene. Parents are urged not to leave their children unattended at play areas.
According to the earlier figure released by the Public Parks Department, the number of public parks in Qatar reached 104 attracting large number of visitors from citizens and expatriates.
Following new planning, the Department is working to provide public parks, walkways and cycling tracks at all possible residential areas under ongoing beautification projects.
The existing parks have been uplifted and new parks are being designed in way to incorporate innovative ideas and smart technologies making public parks more environmentally-friendly and sustainable entertainment facilities.
Rawdat Al Khail Park in Al Muntazah which was opened recently is one of the best examples of sustainable public parks with all necessary facilities for the comfort of visitors.
The Park in an area of 140,000sqm, featuring walkways, jogging track, cycle track, children’s play areas, fitness, barbecue, green areas, trees and other services for visitors. The park was developed in a unique way providing 1,600 trees from local environment and separate plays areas according to the age group of children.
In December last year, Al Gharrafa Park was opened with first ever air-conditioned jogging tracks in Qatar.
The park has an integrated cooling and air conditioning system for pedestrian and jogging tracks throughout the park, ensuring temperature between 26°C and 28°C.
Al Gharrafa Park provides environmental benefits within the quality of two-star green buildings adopted to preserve environment, and due to planting local trees from Qatari environment including wild Ghaff, Samar and Sidra, which in turn provide shade.
The park also contributes to wind and dust management, help reducing heat in urban areas and reduce air and noise pollution.
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