Mushrif Central Park reopens after Dhs179 revamp
What’s On has a guide to Mushrif Central Park, one of the newest parks in Abu Dhabi. It has an animal barn, amphitheatre and shade house.
Mushrif Central Park has reopened, after two years and Dhs179 million worth of reconstruction. One of the oldest parks in the capital, the new-and-improved space offers visitors a botanic garden, amphitheatre, animal barn and shade house.
Originally built in 1982, the venue reopened with a range of free activities and workshops, storytelling shows and a drum circle from noon to 6pm. The first of what will be a weekly Ripe Food & Craft Market ran from 4pm to 9pm on Saturday.
Developed by Al Ain Properties, the 14.5 hectare space on 15th Street between Airport Road and Karamah Street, includes a shade house, with special plants growing in a moisture-controlled environment, and features two upper-level decks with views of the surrounding areas. While 12 animals are based in the animal barn including a camel, baby goat, cow and pony.
In an effort to boost sustainability the grounds feature 200 rescued trees from the previous site, which were then replanted in the new design. Those are in addition to the 1,200 new trees that were also added.
“We are proud to announce the reopening of Mushrif Central Park and introduce it to the Abu Dhabi community,” said Mr. Abdul Aziz Husain Ahmed, CEO of Al Ain Properties. “We hope that the park will become a hub for the entire Abu Dhabi community just as the old park had been part of in Abu Dhabi’s history and memory since 1982.”