What to know about King Salman Park

What to know about King Salman Park

This transformative destination in Riyadh will connect nature, ats, and culture together
28 March 24

Upon its finalisation, King Salman Park will stand as the largest park globally. Situated in Riyadh, this destination will be the ultimate spot for art, culture, recreation, and health on an unprecedented scale.

The vision for King Salman Park transcends conventional park concepts. Unveiled by HRH King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud in 2019 and named in his honour, this park spans 13.3 square kilometres.

It is envisioned as a year-round attraction with design that responds to climate conditions. It will encompass a wadi and areas designed for family activities, including mazes and shelters for birds and butterflies. 

Covering an area of 500,000 square meters, The Royal Arts Complex will feature a national theatre, an open-air theatre, three cinemas, and a dedicated arts and culture library. In addition to a variety of museums, including the Museum of World Cultures. 

The Royal Arts Complex

The Visitor's Pavilion serves as the park's entrance, housing a cultural information centre, offering a 360-degree terrace with park views, exhibition areas, meeting facilities, cafes, and restaurants.

The Visitor's Pavilion

The park will also offer connections to the metro station and an urban circuit featuring a round pathway for cycling, jogging, and strolling. Additionally, abundant green spaces and shaded areas will be provided, boasting an impressive one million trees under the Green Riyadh initiative. 

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