Municipality to seek opinion of public on parks

DUBAI — Dubai Municipality’s Public Parks and Horticulture Department is planning to conduct field studies to gauge public opinion on the kinds of public parks the residents would prefer to have in their neighbourhood.

By Joy Sengupta

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Published: Sat 21 Jul 2007, 9:04 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 3:15 AM

Ahmed Abdul Karim, Director of Public Parks and Horticulture Department, said the municipality would be engaging residents of various areas in a dialogue in order to know exactly what kind of facilities people would prefer at the local parks.

“We are planning quite a few things for this. The department would be organising public debates in different areas. People living in different places have different kind of needs and we would like to know about the facilities they want in the parks of their area. Accordingly, we would chalk out a plan,” he said.

According to municipality officials, 10 new parks would be coming up in Dubai in the next two years. Of these seven would be Fountain Parks. In addition to this, they would also build three Pond Parks in Al Barsha, Al Nahda and Al Quoz. A 17-hectare Pond Park has already opened in Al Qusais. Also, the construction of a Dh270-million park in Al Qusais-3 would be opened this month.

The aim behind these parks is to make Dubai more green and environmentally-friendly and to increase the per capita green area to 23.4 square metres and cultivated land in the urban areas of Dubai to 3.15 per cent by 2011.

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