The Al Rayyan Municipality has joined hands with the Public Works Authority (Ashghal) to set up five parks within two years.
The proposed parks include the under construction Umm Al Saneem and Al Gharrafa parks, Al Rayyan Municipality's Public Services and Municipal Control departments director Saleh Hamad al-Hadwan told local Arabic daily Arrayah.
There is also a plan in co-operation with the Ministry of Transport and Communications to develop pedestrian and cycle paths within various areas of the municipality in order to encourage healthier lifestyles, he explained.
The parks will have thousands of trees and plants amid vast green areas along with facilities for the visitors, such as restaurants, fitness equipment for adults, kids’ play areas including those for children with special needs, and jogging and cycling lanes.
The trees, including wild Ghaff, Samar and Sidra, will contribute to controlling the effects of winds and dust and reduce temperature and air pollution in the city.
The construction of Al Gharrafa and Umm Al Saneem parks will be completed within the fourth quarter of 2021, according to Ashghal's website.
Located at Hayr Al Zahra Street and Waab Lebarg Street in Umm Al Seneem on an area of ??about 130,000 sqm, Umm Al Seneem Park includes many facilities for visitors of all ages with a distinct green environment. The features include 102,000sqm green arena, 740 trees, 1,200m pedestrian and bicycle paths and 378 car parking slots.
Al Gharrafa Park, located at Umm Al Zuber Street in Al Gharrafa and to be constructed on an area of ??about 50,000sqm. The features include a green arena of 36,000sqm, 307 trees, 650 m long pedestrian and bicycle paths and 208 car parking lots.