Located within Aspire Zone, Aspire Park is one of the most popular family parks in Qatar. It covers eighty-eight hectares filled with plenty of large green spaces. The towering Torch Doha, the tallest building in Qatar at 300 m, can be seen from the park.
There's a running trail and sand trail going around the park for jogging, running, and walking. It has also been the venue of previous events such as the Aspire Lake Festival and the Aspire International Kite Festival to name a few. The park is also well-maintained and is one of the destinations for photography enthusiasts.
If you're new in Qatar or haven't been to Aspire Park yet, we listed down some of the things you need to check out when you visit the famous park.
One of the most popular features of the park is the large lake where ducks, geese, and other birds can be found. The lake is sectioned by two bridges, one of which has a fountain. There are also pedal boats, kayaks, walking balls, and bumpy boats for rent which range from QR 20 to QR 50.
A favorite of children and adults alike, be prepared to get wet when you cross the bridge with the overarching fountains. It gets even better at night because of the lights at the wooden fountain bridge.
The park features a small hill that gives a nice view. Since it is not on flat terrain, it's perfect for those who want to train uphill and on higher ground. The park is also filled with different species of trees, the most notable of which is the interesting-looking silk floss trees. The trees have a bulging lower trunk and are said to be imported from Argentina in 2007. Other trees you can find are those native to Qatar and relocated from other areas. (Qatar Tribune)
You can also find one of Qatar Museums' public art beside the lake at Aspire Park. Perceval by Sarah Lucas is a bronze shire horse sculpture with a cart containing giant marrows. It's a piece of British culture and demonstrates the artist's "propensity to re-examine everyday objects in unusual contexts,". (Qatar Museums)
There are many restaurants and cafes scattered throughout Aspire Park. Facing Villaggio mall side, you can find Burgeri and Sugar & Spice. Beside the lake, there's Coffeeshop Company and there's Starbucks along Al Furousiya street. There are also plenty of food stalls and food trucks within the park.
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