It’s summer in Qatar, and with summer comes high temperatures and humidity.
People want to stay active but avoid the outdoors. There is a way! Enjoy being active at the cool parks with air conditioning and cooling systems.
Al Gharrafa Park
Al Gharrafa Park is the first ever air-conditioned park in Qatar with tunnels that keep the temperature between 26 to 28 degrees. The tunnels are also covered with the flowers and plants to keep the temperature maintained and are designed in stunning Islamic Mashrabiya-style structures, which play a very significant role in the air circulation within the premises. There are multiple solar panels that have been installed atop the tunnels. These panels have dual functions, first is to generate electricity and the second one is to function as the fence of the plants and protect them. The 50,000 sq m park also has play areas, fitness stations, food kiosks, cycling and jogging tracks, lush green spaces, and more.
Oxygen Park is the largest green space in Education City. The 130,000 sq m green lung is equipped with jogging trails, volleyball pitches, and several multi-purpose fields. The design for the park incorporates changes in topography that help to channel wind into the park. Within the park, there are hills of varying heights and walkways that weave up and down the lower and upper spaces. Air conditioners are also placed in the covered walkways to enhance the experience of visitors. As a result, the park is much cooler than its surrounding spaces throughout the year. In addition to vast green spaces and hills, the park also has cycling, jogging and walking tracks, and football pitches.
Umm Al Seneem Park
Umm Al Seneem Park in Ain Khaled has the longest air-conditioned running track in the world. This 130,105 sq m park has received a Guinness World Record for the Largest AC Outdoor Path of 1,143 km, which goes around the whole park. The park also has play areas, fitness stations, food kiosks, bike rentals, cycling and jogging tracks, lush green spaces, and more.
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