Mushrif Park is to be redeveloped into a community park open to the public, Abu Dhabi developer Seba Properties said in a statement yesterday.
It will now be renamed Mushrif Central Park and detailed plans will be unveiled at the Mushrif Central Park stand during Cityscape Abu Dhabi next week.
Located in the centre of Abu Dhabi's main island, Mushrif Park was originally opened in 1982 to serve as a residential park for ladies and children.
Set among 14 hectares of landscaped informal and formal gardens, alongside tree-lined promenades, Mushrif Central Park will feature many new attractions and facilities, including an interactive Children's Museum and Petting Zoo. Water features and fountains abound throughout, while over three km of walking and jogging trails traverse the Park.
For horticulturists or those who just enjoy flora and fauna, there will be a Botanic Garden and Shade House to enjoy, while Abu Dhabi's arts and cultural heritage will be nurtured through the Performing Arts Centre and Sculpture Garden, all located within the Park.
Sustainability is at the heart of the Park's design with plans already in place to ensure that over 250 existing broadleaf and palm trees, that are over 25 years old, will be removed from the site, stored and replanted in the redeveloped park.