Queen Rania Joins Local Families at Inauguration of Al Mustanadeh Park in Al Qweismeh

January 30, 2018

(Office of Her Majesty – Press Department – Amman) - Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah visited Al Mustanadeh Park in Al Qweismeh on Tuesday, joining members of the local community to mark the official launch of the area’s new public park and community center.

Built by the Greater Amman Municipality under the administrative supervision of Zaha Cultural Center, Al Mustanadeh is one of several Amman parks to be built in implementation of royal directives from His Majesty King Abdullah II. The royal initiative, known as the ‘Safe Parks Project,’ comes under broader efforts to transform Jordan’s public parks into family-friendly spaces that offer a comprehensive range of services.

The new park, spanning approximately four dunums, is designed to serve as a safe space for children, as well as an accessible destination for people with disabilities.

Queen Rania toured the park alongside Director of Zaha Cultural Center, Rania Sbeih, stopping to chat with visiting families and young children along the way.

Her Majesty explored the park’s outdoor facilities, stopping by the football field, playgrounds, and the designated area for family picnics and outdoor events. She also visited the park’s community center, which offers a variety of academic, cultural, and sports programs to members of the local community.

The Queen visited the center’s ‘Karameesh Room,’ where young children learn through play, engaging in activities including the use of educational mobile application ‘Karim and Jana.’ She also passed by the ‘Think Room,’ where older children can learn about robotics, electronics, mental math, Photoshop, and chess.

Executed under a royal grant, the first phase of the ‘Safe Parks Project’ includes the establishment of five new parks and the renovation of three existing parks within Amman, as well as the renovation of an additional six parks in Zarqa Governorate.

This comes following a previous royal grant to establish Zaha Cultural Center branches in Tafileh, Madaba, Irbid, Mafraq, Karak, Ruseifeh, and Deir Alla, and to rehabilitate existing parks in Ajloun and Irbid. Studies are currently underway regarding the development of additional centers in Jerash, Aqaba, Al Aghwar area, and Amman.