Al Gharafya Plaza Family Park
[Photography: Kenneth Ta-asan]
What Makes It Special: A petite island of green for petite people
Located just out of sight and sound of the busy Al Shamal Street is this mini park. An iron gate all around equals no escape possibilities, so parents can easily sit on one of the benches in the shade of the pavilion while energetic children romp, contained. Large palm trees provide some additional shade, none of which covers the playground. The playground is made especially with the younger age set in mind. A baby swing, as well as a Big Child swing, slides, and a rather fun, low to the ground discovery centre. While miniature-sized, it has a bit of everything: A bit of grass. A bit of sand. A bit of sidewalk. You won’t be entertained for hours here but it can be especially useful for pregnant moms with toddlers on hand as it lends itself swell to a young child’s whims in a manageable environment.
Tip: Baby swing. Need more be said?