The Public Parks Department at the Ministry of Municipality and Environment is gearing up to open Al Maamoura Park, a senior official at the Ministry said.
â€œAl Maamoura Park is expected to be opened after two weeks. It is ready and we are just waiting for the works of sanitation near the park to be completed,â€ he told The Peninsula.
The park is for families and is equipped with all the required facilities including sports facilities, entertainment and play areas for children.
â€œThe department, by giving priority, will open new parks at places which lack parks or in areas which are densely populated. Among the areas planned to get more parks are Al Wakra and Al Wukair.â€
The Public Parks Department is also working to make new designs for the new parks. The design will be different, not like the existing ones. The new designs will be special.
â€œOpening such parks is part of the ministryâ€™s plan and strategy to increase the number of public parks and renovate the existing ones so that people can find pleasant areas to relax.â€ the source added. Due to the importance of the parks, the government gives priority to it and has achieved a number of projects in this regard.
There are more than 87 public parks across Qatar, which were opened by the Public Parks Department at the Ministry of Municipality and Environment.
In the last six years, the department has developed 40 parks.
Most of the parks are in Doha whose number is around 30 and they are equipped with all the required facilities. The second area is Al Rayyan which has 19 public parks followed by Umm Salam which has about 5 public parks.
An official at the Ministry said that at every public park, we need a minimum five engineers; electrical, civil, among other staff.
Recently, some parks were opened like Hazm Al Marakhiya, Mohamed bin Jassim Park in Umm Salal Mohammed, Ali bin Jassim park, Nasser bin Abdellah Al Attiyah park and Al Kaaban Park.
The parks have playground for children, cafeterias, parking lots and sun-shades and are also monitored by CCTV cameras and security room.