Riyadh Breaks Ground On The City’s Newest Sustainable Oasis: Al Urubah Park

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Riyadh Breaks Ground On The City's Newest Sustainable Oasis: Al Urubah Park

The Royal Commission for Riyadh City (RCRC) is rolling up its sleeves to kickstart the construction of Al-Urubah Park, a massive green oasis and a key player in Riyadh’s ‘Green Riyadh’ program. 

 

This park, sprawling across a whopping 754,000 square meters, is set to become a lush haven with over 600,000 trees and shrubs covering 65% of the area. Excitingly, it’s conveniently situated at the crossroads of Prince Turki bin Abdulaziz Al-Awwal Road and Al-Urubah Road, ensuring easy access for residents from all corners of the city.

 

The design is not only unique, its modern too

Riyadh Breaks Ground On The City's Newest Sustainable Oasis: Al Urubah Park

With its unique design meeting international standards, the park’s blueprint emerged victorious from a competition featuring six global contenders. The panoramic three-kilometer path standing 12 meters tall promises a breathtaking view of the city’s landmarks. What’s even cooler? The design seamlessly integrates modern technologies, offering visitors an interactive experience through augmented reality.

 

The park includes an incredible amount of different features

Riyadh Breaks Ground On The City's Newest Sustainable Oasis: Al Urubah Park

The park, well-thought-out from the ground up, includes permanent water features, the enchanting Laysen Valley, a 14-km walking trail, green terraces, squares, open theaters for events, and sports facilities catering to all age groups. As part of the larger Green Riyadh Program, this initiative is transforming the city’s landscape by planting trees in neighborhoods, creating gardens, installing wooden sidewalks, and implementing irrigation networks covering 1,350 km.

 

‘Green Riyadh’ is turning Riyadh into a sustainable oasis 

Riyadh Breaks Ground On The City's Newest Sustainable Oasis: Al Urubah Park

The ‘Green Riyadh’ program aligns with the broader Green Saudi Initiative and Vision 2030, aiming to plant a staggering 10 billion trees in the Kingdom. For Riyadh specifically, the goal is 7.5 million trees, increasing vegetation cover to 9% of the city’s area. This translates to a remarkable jump from 1.7 square meters to 28 square meters per capita, contributing not only to temperature reduction and improved air quality but also positioning Riyadh as one of the most livable cities globally. 

 

Now that’s what we call a green revolution!

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