Al Abraj Park at West Bay (Onaiza) area opened for the public
The project is part of the Supervisory Committee of Beautification of Roads and Public Places in Qatar to beautify the city.
Al Abraj which means towers is designed like a dewdrop with streamlined details with a distinctive design in the center of the park to include the main seating area. The rest of the components like the pedestrian and cycle paths surround the central seating area.
Al Abraj Park offers a variety of activities, including a green central events area, an exercise area and a walking track built with recycled rubber and local Qatari materials including a cafeteria, toilets, tree-shaded seats, and wooden pergolas.
The park covers 5,800 square meters and houses 130 different and distinctive types of trees. The bushes cover about 240 square meters while the grass covers about 3,500 square meters of garden area.
Ashghal started implementing the first phase of the Supervisory Committee of Beautification of Roads & Public Places in Qatar projects. These included some streets in the north of Doha such as Legtaifiya, Buhaira, Onaiza, and Al Markhiya streets and parts of Al Waab Street. The beautification of streets such as Al Khafji, Al Jamiaa, Arab League, and others across the whole country are underway.
Till now, 76 kilometers of pedestrian and cycle paths have been completed, and other works such as landscape, trees planting, street furniture, lighting, kiosks are still ongoing. Phase One is scheduled to be completed by the first quarter of 2020.
The beautification works also included the planting of 1,100 trees to shade the pedestrian and cycle paths and the plantation of around 23,000 square meters of grass. Street furniture including benches, litter bins, bike racks, and mobile food trucks has been also provided.
“Al Abraj 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. Specially 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,” Mohammed Arqoub Al Khalidi, Chairman of the Supervisory Committee of Beautification of Roads & Public Places in Qatar, said according to the local press reports.
One of the most important objectives of the Committee is to rehabilitate many areas to be environmentally, pedestrians and cyclists friendly 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.
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