Al Maamoura Park: A surprise off the highway
Photography: Christine Gerber Rutt[boxify cols_use =”1″ cols =”2″ position =”right” order =”none” box_spacing =”10″ padding =”10″ background_color =”#3c3c3c” border_style =”solid” ] Also Known As: Al Ma’amora or Almamora, Wadi Baatha
District: Al Khulaifat
Type: Open Family
Size: 6,411 sq. meters
Hours: 4-11 pm
✓ under 3’s
✓ shaded seating
✓ night lighting
✓ walking path
✓ water cooler
✗ no kiosk
✗ no restaurant
✗ not a lot of shade
- From Haloul Street driving away from the Wholesale Market towards city
- After Aramex R/A
- 2nd right onto Al Maadeed Street
- 1st left onto Wadi Baatha Street
- park ahead on the right. It’s set back from the street a bit right before the curve in the road.
Usually open all day.[/boxify]
What Makes It Special: Winding Pathway
Another one of those small, community parks that you’ll only find if you come at it from the right angle. If you live in the area, it’s worth finding that angle.
Al Maamoura Park has open grassy space for football or cartwheels. The edges are studded with trees large enough to cast a shadow over a picnic blanket. Pavilions with benches also provide islands of shaded seating. A small playground has a couple of swings, climbing structures and slides best suited for younger children.
Most appealing are the brick pathways that snake throughout the park. They aren’t suitable for joggers but are perfect for a bit of a meditative meander without feeling like you’re going to bump into someone.
This is a staid park which is most pleasant when wind ripples the leaves of the trees. A nice place for people of all ages to stretch your legs while getting a short breath of air.