The world’s largest city park is coming to the Saudi capital Riyadh. King Salman Park is part of a recently announced $23 billion project to beautify Riyadh.
13.4 square kilometers, King Salman Park will be five times larger than London’s Hyde Park and four times larger than Central Park in New York.
The park will be at a strategic location in the heart of Riyadh, linked to six main roads and highways. It will be connected to the King Abdulaziz Public Transit Network through 5 metro stations on the green line and 10 bus stations of the Riyadh Bus Network.
The project aims to become a one-of-a-kind destination, with more than 160 features and attractions covering art, culture, sport and entertainment. Construction is expected to begin in the second half of this year.
Riyadh as the capital does not currently have the green spaces to compare with the Royal Parks in London or the parkland around the White House in Washington D.C. These plans will result in a 16% increase in green space.