King Salman Park is one of Riyadh’s Four Megaprojects launched by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz, on 19 March 2019. The Park aims at providing a variety of sports, cultural, artistic, and recreational options to the residents and visitors of Riyadh, therefore, improving the quality of life in the city in line with Saudi Vision 2030’s goals of a vibrant and healthy society, and raising Riyadh’s global ranking.
Largest urban park in the world
King Salman Park is built on more than 16km2 to become the largest urban park in the world offering a wide range of options and quality activities for the city’s residents and visitors. It will include vast open green spaces covering more than 11.6km2, one million trees, in addition to the Royal Arts Complex, the National Theater, a 7.2km pedestrian walkway (loop), and a “valley” area in the middle of the park surrounded with art and water features. The Park will contribute significantly to increasing the vegetation in the region and raising the rate of per capita green spaces, which will have a direct and positive impact on the quality of the environment and the climate.
King Salman Park is characterized by its strategic location in the city of Riyadh, and is linked to several main roads, the King Abdulaziz Public Transport Project through five stations on the Green Line of Riyadh Metro, and 10 stations of Riyadh Bus network, making it easily accessible.
Green areas and open spaces covering over 9.3 million square meters and featuring an Islamic style garden, vertical gardens, a maze garden, and bird and butterfly sanctuary.
Various gardens covering over 400,000 square meters.
Circular pedestrian walkway extending for 7.2 km.
A valley area of over 800,000 square meters.
Various water features totally covering over 300,000 square meters.
Royal Art Complex
The Royal Art Complex will occupy an area of more than 400,000 square meters and include:
A national theatre with a seating capacity of 2500
5 museums of different sizes
An outdoor theatre with a capacity of 8000 audience
A complex with 3 cinema halls
4 art academies
An educational center for children
7 different museums including: Aviation Museum, Astronomy and Space Museum, Science Museum, Museum of Plants, Virtual Reality Museum, Architecture Museum
Plazas to host different events (total area of 40,000 square meters)
Artworks and landmarks
Sports and Entertainment Facilities
A Royal Golf Course covering an area of 850,000 square meters
A sports complex over an area of 50,000 square meters
Virtual reality court
A sky diving center
An equestrian center
Running and biking routes
A 100,000 square meter amusement park
A 140,000 square meter aquapark
A family amusement center
A tower and a skybridge
An environmental, cultural, and educational center covering 80,000 square meters, that will feature interactive shows, multi-purpose halls, a meeting room, a plant nursery, coffee shops and restaurants.
Western Entrance Plaza
Housing, Hospitality and Business
Residential compounds providing 12,000 housing units
16 hotels with a total of 2300 rooms
500,000 square meters of retail spaces
Mosques, police, healthcare, educational and social facilities