Salam Park — a rendezvous for fun in the capital

Salam Park — a rendezvous for fun in the capital
Salam Park is one of the most popular destinations in Riyadh. It features a large lake with fairytale lighting and fountains, a range of playgrounds, green spaces and recreational areas.
Updated 30 June 2017

Salam Park — a rendezvous for fun in the capital

Salam Park — a rendezvous for fun in the capital

RIYADH: Salam Park, located in the heart of the capital, is a rendezvous for residents and visitors to Riyadh during the Eid holidays.
Located south of the Governance Palace on Tariq bin Ziyad Street, it is one of the finest and newest parks in the city. It features a large lake with fairytale lighting and fountains, a range of playgrounds, green spaces and recreational areas.
Previously, the park was a privately owned farm known for its date palms, encompassing a residential estate, various buildings and a mosque more than 70 years old. Due to the strategic location of the farm and the need for parks and open areas, it was expropriated and converted to what has come to be known as Salam Park.
Spread over an area of 312,000 square meters, Salam Park is one of the most popular destinations in Riyadh, especially on weekends when families head there to spend quality time together.
Abdul Cader, who was visiting the park with his daughter and wife, told Arab News that it represents a natural spots in the busy city. He said he often meets many of his friends who come to spend their evenings in the park.
“It is not only very popular but also a perfect destination, especially during holidays with family and friends. Being a major attraction in the capital, many people head to the park, which has the best-kept facilities of any public park,” Iffat Aabroo, a regular visitor, adding that quite often she comes to the park with her kids to enjoy leisure time.
Syed Hamid, a Sri Lankan executive, said: “Salam Park has become the first choice for park-goers. It is such a wonderful place with a huge lake and a boating facility. During Eid holidays and weekends, we see the park filled to capacity.
It is ideally suited for families with children, where they can play to their hearts’ content… Salam Park is living up to its name — peace — best suited for family picnics.”