There’s a public park that’s been under construction for almost a year now at the Marina Dbayeh. It was supposed to open last year based on what Kfoury told Gino back in August of 2013 but obviously it needs some time still.
I think it’s a good initiative but I am not a big fan of palm trees to be honest and I wish they could have replaced them with something else. Moreover, there’s no parking space around that public park so I hope they won’t let people park around it because that would create a lot of traffic and pollution.
i agree with you Najib, palm trees are ugly!
they fit more in the gulf countries , i wonder why they plant them everywhere in Lebanon
maybe they are easier to grow ore maintain
but still i bet they can find much beautiful Mediterranean trees to plant
Well it’s not like palm trees are not an endemic species here.. we always had this kind of palm trees in farms around coastal cities but I do agree that they don’t do much in public gardens.. then again maybe the fact that the garden is beeing built on land reclaimed from the sea..
Heyyy everyone, i completely understand your frustration about planting palm trees… But shouldnt we be happy about having a public park 1st? How aften do you guys pass by a public park in Beirut/suburbs ? Nearly Zero… Cheers
Regardless of the fact that this is a positive initiative at different levels, but I beleive that this small park has many issues on different levels. Public parks should serve the people who live around it, and in this case -none. With the upcoming development projects around the area this may change, but waterfront city claims to have its own urban parks within. On the other hand parks should not need parkings and most importantly should be accessible on foot, and this location lies in the middle of a traffic zone. Adding a few more bumpers without any notifying signage will not solve this problem. Coming to the planning process, that’s a far longer issue. Cheers