Abu Dhabi unveils plans to construct five parks

19 August 2013 (Last Updated August 19th, 2013 18:30)

The Municipality of Abu Dhabi City has unveiled plans to develop and construct five parks at Al Shamkha and Al Adlah, spanning a total area of around 60,000m².

The Municipality of Abu Dhabi City has unveiled plans to develop and construct five parks at Al Shamkha and Al Adlah, spanning a total area of around 60,000m².

Of the total five parks, four will be developed in Al Shamkha and one in Al Adlah, with areas ranging from 7,600m² to 14,000m².

The project will feature childrens playgrounds and areas for practicing games for all age groups.

Plans also include mini football playgrounds, fitness and exercise equipment, fountains, shaded hikes, shaded grilling areas, open spaces for recreation and public squares.

Sustainable features of the project include the use of advanced energy-efficient lighting systems and rationalised consumption of irrigation water.

As per the plans, native plants will account for 20% to 30% of the total plantation area.

The Municipality of Abu Dhabi City director of parks and recreational facilities Rashid Al Falasi said developing and constructing parks, playgrounds and recreational facilities ‘complements the vision of the municipality for sustainable environment’.

"The project aims to provide a natural, recreational avenue in Al Shamkha and Al Adlah areas and increase commons, thus providing a healthy environment and aesthetic, modern outlook," Al Falasi said.

Construction of the parks is expected to start in the middle of September 2013 and take about a year to complete.