Muscat: People visiting Riyam Park will soon be able to enjoy safe mountain treks on new hiking paths.
The new measures are part of steps being taken to revitalise one of Muscat’s oldest and iconic public parks, and also include a site for shops to set up their stalls.
The changes coming to Riyam Park are part of larger developments taking place throughout Muscat Governorate, which recently announced the Golden Jubilee Walk Project, a modern walkway with elements designed to coexist in harmony with its natural surroundings.
Built to improve the residential, mixed use and commercial neighbourhoods surrounding it, the first phase of the walk spans 84.4km and will link Al Mawaleh, Al Hail and Al Khoudh, all of which are primarily residential areas.
Maison Street forms the north boundary of the Jubilee Walk, while neighbourhoods in Al Mawaleh South are situated on its left and right. Its southern boundary is the Central Market for Fruits and Vegetables and outlying commercial areas.
The project also features a nearly 2,000 metre pedestrian walkway, and another one of a similar length for bicycles. A plaza that will act as a rest stop for people will also be opened up to local companies who wish to set up facilities for people to use.
The walk will also feature green spaces spanning 38.25 metres, along with two separate zon es for sports, and two more children’s play areas. There will also be 75 canopies for people to shelter from the sun, as well as 140 parking spots for vehicles. Toilet facilities will also be available, as will restaurants, cafes and shops. The implementation of the project will begin in the middle of 2022 and end by April 2023.
Alongside efforts to revitalise Muscat and improve connectivity are the construction of new feeder roads in Al Misfah Industrial Area in Wilayat Bousher.