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DM to build three neighbourhood parks in Al Barsha 2

Dubai Municipality has finalised designs for three neighbourhood parks in Al Barsha 2, which will offer the area's residents some 55,000m2 of place to relax and unwind.

Dubai Municipality has finalised designs for three neighbourhood parks in Al Barsha 2, which will offer the area's residents some 55,000m2 of place to relax and unwind.

Construction of the park, with an area of 15,000m2 for each park, is expected to begin this month and the facility will be ready by October 2008 according to Essa Al Maidour, assistant director general of Dubai Municipality for General Projects Affairs.

He said the parks would meet requirements of the area's residents for recreational facilities. Palm trees will be planted to provide shade, and different types of shrubs and flowers will form a colourful ambiance.

"Dubai Municipality is keen to provide all means of recreation to the public and spread greenery in the city," Al Maidour said.

He added that each of the parks would include several facilities and features such as dedicated playgrounds for children in the age groups of 2-5 and 6-12 years and these are provided with shaded areas for resting in between the games.

"These play-grounds have been designed taking into consideration the children with special needs. Appropriate games have been chosen to suit their tastes and needs. There will be a main play area consisting of football, basketball, volleyball, and tennis courts, a main plaza with shaded sitting areas, and a vast green area. There will be a jogging track inside the park as well.

He added that the ultimate objective is to offer 2.5m2 of greenery, 1.5m2 of playground and 1.5m2 of community facility to each individual in Dubai.

"In short, Dubai Municipality's strategic plan in this regard seeks to provide 5.5m2 of recreational facility to every individual in the emirate," he said.

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