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Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 18 November 2018

Abu Dhabi launches Dh8.5 million parks upgrade project

The children's play areas and green spaces around the Corniche are getting a face lift

Men playing cricket in the park opposite Abu Dhabi Corniche. Reem Mohammed / The National
Men playing cricket in the park opposite Abu Dhabi Corniche. Reem Mohammed / The National

Abu Dhabi Municipality has launched a Dh8.5 million programme of upgrades to parks and children's play areas around the Corniche.

The project aims to provide a comfortable environment to the public in view of the municipality’s commitment to improving the public's health and fitness.

The renovation works include improving safety and replacing non-functional playgrounds and equipment, as well as rubber paving with rubber flooring.

The municipality will also repair lighting systems, replace solar panels and implement agricultural works, enhancing the appearance of the parks.

Abu Dhabi Corniche is considered one of the most important tourist destinations in the capital, receiving numerous residents and tourists from Abu Dhabi and its outskirts.

The Corniche extends from Zayed Port to the Breakwater, and the play areas to be refurbished are in the Heritage Park, Formal Park, Lake Park and Family Park.

The project is expected to be completed by November 2018.