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Parks in Islamabad

Islamabad is a beautiful city enriched with natural beauty. There are many top family parks in Islamabad. They have a massive role in contributing to the scenic view of the city, and rightly so, as they possess a calm and cool vibe that takes the viewer in its trance. 

In this blog, we have jotted down a list of 10 best parks in Islamabad that you can visit during your stay over there and bless your eyes with breathtaking views of the city.

Why are Parks Important in a City?

Parks are an integral part of any city. They are a place where people can spend quality family time, away from the hurdles of life. Not only do children go to the parks to play games, but elders also consider them as the go-to place for jogging and doing cardio together. 

Yoga enthusiasts also use lush green grass of the parks to mediate their minds. Also, parks contribute to the environment and its trees help negating the effect of poisonous carbon monoxide from our environment.

List of Best 10 Parks in Islamabad for Family

In order to facilitate our readers during their visit in Islamabad, we have listed below the best parks in Islamabad today.

Lake View Park

This park is located near Rawal Lake. The park is a hub of wildlife attractions and also acts as a recreational area. There is a picnic area inside the park that includes dedicated BBQ spots alongside the grills. 

The amenities don’t end here- as the park also offers the visitors to try out quad bikes in F1 tracks, enjoy boating, and also fancy their chances in fishing. It also offers train rides and has a zoo for rare species of birds. Such facilities only mean that this park is a major attraction in Islamabad for locals and tourists alike.

Fatima Jinnah Park

Commonly known as Capital Park or F-9 mark among the locals, Fatima Jinnah Park is one of the biggest park in Pakistan. It is widespread to an extent of such volume that it covers the whole sector F9. It is essentially a public recreational park.

Inside the park is a MegaZone complex with a sports zone, tables for snooker and table tennis, and offerings such as arcade games, laser tag, and bowling etc. The worldwide famous burger brand “Mcdonald’s” doubles the fun of the park. The park hosts regular festivals and shows throughout the year.

Daman-e-Koh Park

It is one of the best theme parks in Islamabad that gives you the opportunity to see the aerial view of the whole city of Islamabad. You can look at the greenery of Islamabad from the top of Daman-e-Koh, which is a definite breathtaking experience for any visitor.


You can also hike this park by trail 2, which offers the view of Islamabad from Margalla hills. It is a great picnic spot, and people come to have fun with friends and families and try their luck at hiking.

Shakarparian Hills

There are many great amusement parks in Islamabad, and Shakarparian hills tops the list. It is located near the iconic location of Zero point, Islamabad. The park has some famous tourist attractions like Pakistan Monument and Pakistan Monument Museum.

The main feature of this park is the location of the parade ground, which is the center of attention during the Pakistan Day parade on March 23 every year. It is a beautiful park and a great tourist attraction to visit during your stay in Islamabad.

Kachnar Park

It is one of the most beautiful park in Islamabad. Its uniqueness lies within the presence of great jogging tracks in the park. People in search of peace can use it for daily strolls, slow walks and jogs without worrying about their safety

It covers a total distance of 2.2 km for the tracks, allocated for jogging and cycling. It is located beside Islamabad expressway, near to the I-8 sector. There is a designated exercise area as well as toilets and other facilities for daily exercises.

Marghazar

Also identified as Islamabad Zoo among the locals, Marghazar Zoo is a great place for fun-loving persons. It was opened for local public in 1978. It started as a shelter camp for leopards, Indian gazelle, and spotted deer who were endemic to the region. It is located on Pir Sohawa Road sector E-7. It is a great attraction for kids as it has variety of swings and many recreational activities.

Rose and Jasmine Garden

It is a beautiful garden that boasts of a wide range of flowers and shrubs. It also has picnic point, walking and running track, and a cafeteria. It is a place that mediates soul because of the presence of fragrant species of roses and jasmines found in the garden. It is a great place to visit if you are in search of indoor parks in Islamabad. This garden is located within the recreational area of Shakarparian, on Kashmir Highway in Islamabad. The Capital Development Authority administers this beautiful and scenic garden. The garden acts as a stopover for ones who are tired of urban life, as it is so peaceful.

Central Park

It is a great tourist attraction in Islamabad, and has a rubber matted jogging track that is a unique amenity rarely found in Pakistan. It has a place for birds such as Pigeons, Peacocks, Cocktails, and Flamingos. It also has a roller skates area, and the walking/jogging tracks are both underground and on-ground. It is a spot for small events such as birthdays etc because of the calm aura this open park possesses. Skating Rink is also available in the park. Overall, it is a great place to visit for having a peaceful time.

Japanese Children's Park

As a symbol of friendship between Pakistan and Japan, this park is a great tourist spot for the visitors in Islamabad. It has a great play area for children that comprises numerous swing sets, monkey bars, slides, and also horse riding facilities that kids find enjoyable. It has huge green gardens, and has a number of colorful trees like the ones that are in Japan. 

The walking tracks are ideal for evening strolls with friends. The park also has a refreshment area that caters edibles and drinks to visitors

Muhammad Bin Qasim Park

It is a pleasant park for having peaceful walks and nice family time. It is a good place for health conscious people where they can do cardio or yoga. Natural atmosphere of this park turns it into a monumental and go-to place for anyone who wants to take a break from hectic lifestyle and spend time in nature. It also has slides and swings for the kids, so it pretty much entertains people of all age groups.

Conclusion

It is a pleasant park for having peaceful walks and nice family time. It is a good place for health conscious people where they can do cardio or yoga. Natural atmosphere of this park turns it into a monumental and go-to place for anyone who wants to take a break from hectic lifestyle and spend time in nature. It also has slides and swings for the kids, so it pretty much entertains people of all age groups.

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