Sunday, December 12, 2010

DM sets up 3 parks in Al Barsha-2

Dubai Municipality has completed the work of three parks projects in Al Barsha-2 area at a cost of Dhs23 million. The opening date of the park will be announced
The move is part of its goal to increase the green areas in the Emirate of Dubai
and in implementation of the plan towards achieving its strategic objectives in the
establishment of public parks in accordance with the best practices and standards as
per the population growth.
Eng. Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality said the
completion of these projects is part of the challenges the Municipality has taken up
on its shoulders keeping it part of the constant march of the urban boom witnessed
by the emirate as a result of the development of the city, which is continuously in
competition with the global cities in its urban growth.
Lootah said that the developmental boom and comprehensive modernization of the
emirate will not be achieved unless the ecological balance sought by the General
Projects Department at Dubai Municipality is met through its insistence for tireless
work for the implementation and delivery of public parks, residential neighbourhood
parks and public squares aimed at greening and beautifying the city and achieving
ecological balance.
"Spreading green patches and supporting the recreational sector in the Emirate of
Dubai is one of the strategic directions which the Municipality seeks to accomplish
in order to achieve its vision in creating an excellent city that provides the essence of
success and comfort of living," he said.
Lootah said that recently works on three residential neighbourhoods parks were
completed Al Barsha-2 area. "While designing these parks we have taken into
account all the requirements and design criteria for this type of parks, in particular
requirements of people with special needs and also to be a natural outlet for the
residents of these areas," he said.
Each of these parks contains a main building consisting of services rooms such as
office room and guard room in addition to other rooms. They also contain customer
services to park visitors such as the cafeteria.
The parks are also equipped with various plants and wooden benches to allow
families to enjoy privacy and aesthetic beauty was also taken into consideration.
The attractions featured in these parks include dancing fountains, which had been
designed with all safety factors and two games for children dedicated to the age of 2

to 12 years old.
Sporting activity areas were designed taking into account people with special
needs in terms of selection of appropriate games and ease of movement. There
are also sports grounds for the youth such as courts for basketball, football and
volleyball, which are separated from the places designated for families through a
wall of vegetation. Other important features of parks include pedestrian walkways,
wooden seats, comfortable landscaped surrounding with plants and various seasonal
flowers, bushes, green areas and trees. Jogging tracks and exercise equipment with
international specifications to be used by most age groups of children, youth, the
elderly, women and people with special needs are also arranged in the parks.

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