The Ministry of Municipality and Environment has opened a new park, with a mini zoo in Al Shahaniya area.
The mini zoo comprises 8 different types of animals including oryx and gazelle. The park also has 12 designated pergolas for barbeque, apart from shaded play areas for children, and exercise areas.
According to the Director of Municipality of Al Shahaniya, Jabel Al Jaber, the opening of the desert park, is in line with Ministry’s regulation aimed at establishing parks and public gardens to improve green areas and recreation outlets for people in the area.
Speaking to the press, Al Jaber mentioned that the park is unique, as it is designed in the form of a desert tree, with several wild animals and trees, belonging to the Qatari environment.
The park, spanning 13,804sqm, has 62 different types of wild trees, apart from 400 metre walk-way, and is now open to families. The park has essential amenities such as separate restrooms for men and women.
One intention behind opening this park is to introduce youngsters and school students to the Qatari identity and environment by showcasing all types of trees and animals present in the desert environment of Qatar, Al Jaber explained, while pointing out that the municipality also seeks to develop and serve the people in Al Shahaniya and increase the gardens and parks in the area.