Al Abraj Park opened today in West Bay. The park offers a variety of activities, including a green central events area, an exercise area and a walking track built made with recycled rubber and Qatari local materials. The park also includes a cafeteria building, toilets, tree-shaded seats and wooden pergolas.
The design of Al Abraj Park came in the form of a dewdrop and streamlined details; also the center of the park is made with a distinctive design to include the central seating area where the rest of the park components are surrounding it such as the pedestrian and cycle paths.
The park covers 5,800 square meters and includes 130 trees, the Bushes cover about 240 square meters while the grass covers about 3,500 square meters of garden area. The Park includes different and distinctive types of trees. The main works at the Park is completed and some Minor works are currently being done.
Eng. Mohammed Arqoub Al Khalidi, Chairman of the Supervisory Committee of Beautification of Roads & Public Places in Qatar, stated that one of the most important objectives of the Committee is to rehabilitate many areas to be environmentally, pedestrians and cyclists friendly according to Qatar Vision 2030, thus contributing to the creation of a vibrant and healthy culture that supports the use of bicycles and walking to workplaces, and to shopping and entertainment areas as well as contributing to the increase of a healthier lifestyle and exercise.
Opening of Al Abraj today is a new step towards achieving the objectives of the Committee. The park is located in Onaiza area, which includes many administrative and government buildings as well as commercial establishments on Majlis Al Taawon Street. This will provide the area's visitors, especially employees and business owners a breathing space to take a break in a healthy green area away from the busy daily schedule and closed offices. Especially that the park is easily accessible since it is located among the towers, which will encourage the people working or visiting this area to pass through it during their day, without the need to use the car.
Al Abraj Park opening was attended by H.E. Dr. Eng. Saad bin Ahmed Al Mohannadi, President of Ashghal, Eng. Mohammed Arqoub Al Khalidi, Chairman of the Supervisory Committee of Beautification of Roads & Public Places in Qatar, Eng. Jamal Matar Al Nuaimi, Director of Doha Municipality, Mr. Mohamed Ali al-Khouri, Director of Public Parks Department at MME, Mr. Jassem bin Najem Ali Al Khulaifi, Member of Central Municipal Council - first Constituency, Mr. Faisal Youssef Bahzad, Deputy Manager of Ahmed Mansour Primary School for Boys, and Eng. Amna Al Badr, Secretary of the Committee.
Source: Press release
Cover image credit: Ashghal Qatar
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