The redevelopment of Mushrif Central Park will start shortly on site, with a construction contract worth AED179 million awarded to Dhabi Contracting LLC.
Site works expected to be completed in 22 months, with the park opening in early 2015.
Developed by Al Ain Properties, the project will transform the existing park, currently only open to women and children, into a park for the entire community.
The Park is located on 15th Street between Airport Road and Karamah Street and is one of the largest and oldest parks in Abu Dhabi.
Dubbed the “The People’s Park”, the area will include a children’s garden, performing arts venue, botanic garden and shade house, an evening garden and a petting zoo.
Sustainability is said to be a key focus, and 250 mature trees will be uprooted and replanted. Reclaimed treated water will be used for irrigation throughout the park, saving up to 40% of consumption.