Coinciding with the third anniversary of resilience in the face of the unjust blockade against Qatar, the main works of the 5/6 Park Project in Onaiza Area have been completed. The remaining 20% of the works are scheduled to be accomplished by the end of the year.
The 5/6 Park Project is a joint initiative of the Supervisory Committee of Beautification of Roads and Public Places in Qatar, the Ministry of Municipality and Environment, Qatar Museums (QM), Ashghal, and Qatar Fine Arts Association.
Jogging and cycling tracks are among the attractions of the 5/6 Park
The 5/6 Park features several artworks
Artworks reflecting the meaning of steadfastness adorn the 5/6 Park
QM chairperson HE Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, said: "It is a pleasure for me to witness this distinguished achievement that represents the fruit of our joint co-operation with the Public Works Authority, Ashghal, on the third anniversary of the siege imposed on our beloved country".
HE the Minister of Municipality and Environment Abdulla bin Abdulaziz bin Turki al-Subaie, explained that a land area of about 160,000sqm has been allocated for the 5/6 Park project.
Ashghal president engineer Saad bin Ahmed al-Muhannadi pointed out that the Supervisory Committee of Beautification of Roads and Public Places in Qatar is working on constructing gardens, spreading green spaces and planting trees in various areas of the country in line with the state’s strategy to achieve environmental sustainability, one of the key the national development strategy as per Qatar National Vision 2030.
Engineer Mohamed Arqoub al-Khaldi, chairman of the Supervisory Committee of Beautification of Roads and Public Places said that the aim is to create a sustainable environment through enlarging green spaces and creating pedestrian tracks and bicycle lines.
Yusuf al-Sada, president of the Qatar Fine Arts Association, expressed the delight for its members' participation in commemorating the day of resilience with their artworks.
Engineer Hessa Kahmis al-Kaaby, project design manager of the Committee, said that one of the unique features of the 5/6 Park will be a plant maze spread across 6,500sqm while commemorating the resilience and success in overcoming the unjust blockade imposed on Qatar.
“The visitors will enjoy choosing different path each time taking them towards different views of the park,” the official said.
The outer plant fencing of the maze is shaped similar to the map of Qatar to be centered in the heart of the park, attracting the attention of every visitor, especially since the final shape of the map appears clearly when looking at it from the top of the adjacent hill, adorned with fancy lighting at night.
Engineer al-Kaaby explained that the hill next to the maze is about 5m above ground level and located in the centre of the park on a 3,000 sq m area. This hilltop area gives a comprehensive view of the park from above, making it a major attraction.
Visitors can also enjoy a view of some attractive landmarks such as the 5/6 Arch, hills of Katara, Lusail Towers and The Pearl-Qatar. The park contains open green areas of about 107,000 sq m, including about 11,800 sq m of small shrubs and tree fences, in addition to planting about 1,500 trees.
The park includes many facilities, including shaded areas for families, play areas for children and games suitable for different ages, areas designated for celebrations and spaces to display various forms of artwork.
The park also includes exercise areas, pedestrian paths of approximately 1.3km, and 1.3km jogging path and an 880m cycle path, in addition to bicycle parking slots.
The indoor footpath is constructed using earthy materials that give a natural desert shape of the local environment of Qatar. The park also includes many utilities and service stalls such as restaurants, cafes, toilets and prayer places, among others. It also features garden furniture and lighting poles.