By: Hana Jazzar
Take a break from the fluster of traffic and busy urban life in Riyadh and head out for a fun outdoorsy experience the whole family will surely enjoy.
Stretched out over 318,000 square meters, the new King Abdullah Malaz Park (KAMP) is the largest park of it’s kind in the Kingdom. Located in the Al-Malaz District near Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium, the park literally is a breath of fresh air!
Once through the main gates, a 12-meter-wide pedestrian pathway wraps around the beautifully landscaped hills and greenery. Your family will then discover and enjoy the several children’s playgrounds, sports areas, special shaded areas and the big restaurant within the grounds. The kids will especially have fun running around the spacious square overlooking the lake, which features the park’s main attraction– the water fountains.
Starting daily at 6:15pm, the dancing water fountain – complete with colorful lights and lasers is a fantastic show that promises to entertain both kids and adults. For the best seat in the house, climb up the stairs to the podium carrying the 37-meter long Saudi flag.
Small benches are scattered around the whole park but you are welcome to sit and enjoy a casual picnic wherever you like. Additional facilities include an events center, VIP building and the park exploratory.
So why not take advantage of the wonderful weather (while it lasts) and pack up a picnic basket, gather friends and family and spend a leisure day at the park.
- Open daily from 4-11pm (youth and singles twice a week, and families 5 times a week)
- Fountain show times: 6:15, 7:45, 8:45
- Bikes, scooters and soccer balls are NOT allowed, however you are allowed to bring kites, lightweight balls, chairs and food.