The Most Beautiful Parks and Green Spaces in Karachi, Pakistan

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Noreen Gulwani

Sustaining people against Karachi’s dusty dry weather are the city’s much-needed parks and green spaces that act like an oasis bustling with life and shining bright green and blue under the harsh sun. Here is our list of the city’s best – and most beautiful – parks and green spaces.

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Bin Qasim Park

This is one of the largest parks in Karachi, covering 130 acres of land, making it ideal for picnics and lazy strolls because of its large green lawns, ample shaded canopies and benches. The park also has a turtle pond, dinosaur figures and a large rose garden. The park’s lush green gardens overlook the 90-meter-high Port Fountain of Karachi Port Trust. It also faces Clifton Beach, so it’s easy to access both natural spaces at the same time.

Nisar Shaheed Park

Nisar Shaheed Park is a lush green park spread over 26 acres of land with walking paths and a one-kilometer jogging track. There is also a playground with swings for kids as well as tuck shops and a gym for members on the premises.

Hill Park

Hill Park is massive and so very functional with its age-old trees, lush gardens, a pond full of ducks (which you can feed) a walking track and a viewing gallery at the highest point of the hill with a great view of the city. Furthermore, the park is also home to an amusement park with an arcade and a restaurant. It’s also dog-friendly, which sadly, most parks in Karachi are not. Work out, play, walk your dog, visit the amusement park and grab some of the city’s best chai at Hill Park all in one evening! Numerous species of beautiful birds also nest in this park.

Neighborhood Park

Neighborhood Park is a beautiful green space with colorful flowers and many trees, which makes it an enjoyable place for everyone. There is also a basketball court beside the park, which adds to its appeal, as players from all over the city come to engage in the sport there. The park also has its own team by the very same name.

Aziz Bhatti Park

This park comes with its very own natural lake and its fresh grass is spread over eight acres of land. There are many flowering plants and trees here as well and it’s a great spot for relaxing and walking.

Hilal Park

This is a cute little park tucked away in the city’s posh Defense area, maintained to the utmost standards and with many colorful flowers and different species of plants. It’s a great place to unwind, catch up on your fitness regimen or engage in some relaxing yoga. Hilal Park is often bustling with people from neighborhoods of all ages and cultures but mostly from the upper class.

Safari Park

Karachi’s biggest park is the decade-old Safari Park, which was built in 1970 and is home to large lakes, hilly plateaus, lawns and hundreds of trees. The park has a sanctuary-style zoo with viewing facilities made up of chairlifts and safari tracks. The natural swan lake with pagoda-style sitting places around it is another top attraction. As the park is so massive, you can take your car inside and drive around the road built within the park to find your perfect hideout.

Zamzama Park

Located opposite to the bustling Zamzama shopping street, Zamzama Park is an oasis of tropical palm-like trees with a long track for running and jogging. There are also some swings for kids, making it an ideal evening getaway from a long hard day at work.

Frere Hall Gardens

Surrounding the handsome colonial building of Frere Hall are luscious gardens with many trees, some probably as old as the 19th-century structure itself with wild vines hanging down and strong roots sprouting out far from the trees. It’s a beautiful place with a sweet vibe, which is further enhanced by its horse-drawn carriages. Many bird species can also be spotted here. It’s a must visit, indeed!

Major Khalid Shaheed Park / Creek Park

This new park is quite unique as it’s on the shores of the Arabian Sea, which gives it an attractive view. The spot is located near the Marina Club and some restaurants making it a nice place to take your anxious kids while you wait for your food. Other than that, it’s also equipped with interesting climbing nets and wooden bars, bridges and obstacles for kids and adults with ample benches and lush greenery. All in all, it’s perfect for fun and games.

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