Nature & Parks in Islamabad (Islamabad Travel Guide)

The Beautiful Nature & Parks in Islamabad Capital City by Travelling Hopper

Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan, is blessed by mother nature with amazing views, lush green parks, and beautiful margalla hills. If you want to plan a visit to Islamabad, you must visit the following beautiful parks in Islamabad;

1. Fatima Jinnah Park

Named after the great female political leader, Fatima Jinnah, this is also called F-9 park. This is located in the F-9 sector of Islamabad. This park consists of a large area of 70 acres and this was inaugurated in 1992. Micheal japareo designed this park.

F-9 park has a large area covered with greenery and big trees. There are different walking tracks available for jogging and exercise. The general public comes with their families to enjoy their time near nature. There is a play area for children including different types of swings. Park also has beautiful benches and sitting areas available near tea and snack stalls.

This park is also declared a wildlife sanctuary to preserve the wildlife in Islamabad. This park has a fantastic Mega Zone  Entertainment complex with a swimming pool area, a gym, a table tennis playing area, and a snooker area. Laser tag and bowling area are also available. Along with different food and tea stalls, the international food chain McDonald’s F-9 park is also available in this park.

Family fun galas, Car exhibitions, and aviation expos are arranged in this park for the public interest. If you want to enjoy your day with nature and take part in recreational activities you can consider visiting  F-9 park.

2. Rose and Jasmine Garden

Located near Shakar Parian, it is a beautiful park with a lot of beautiful flowers like roses and jasmine. This park has almost 250 types of roses and various types of jasmine flowers. This park is an amazing place if you want to walk in an area full of roses (red, white yellow)  and jasmine fields.

It covers an area of 20,360 sq. meters. This park has a  cafeteria and you can enjoy a picnic day here.  Different types of flowers, shrubs, and little plants are planted in this park. Flower exhibitions are conducted in this park every year.

3. Lake view Park

Lake view as the name suggests this park is located at Rawal lake. If you want to do all the activities like boating, motorboating, walking, and jogging in one place then lake view park is your destination. Rawal Lake is an artificial reservoir that is built on the korang river. A dam is made on this lake known as Rawal Dam. 

This place offers amazing activities like a rock climbing gym where you will see athletes practice their wall climbing. You can also find quad bikes on F1 Tracks and train rides. This place also has a fancy bird aviary. for the conservation of local species of birds like Pelican, Black Swan, Makao, Peacocks, Australian Parrot, and many other small and large Birds.

Tea stalls, ice-cream stalls, different food stalls, and a beautiful restaurant Dera is also available in lake view park. A special area for Bar B Q is also available with grills. This is an amazing area for children as they can have fun on different types of swings like dragon swing rides, slides, See-Saws, and Merry-Go-Rounds.

If you want to do water-related activities like swimming, fishing, or motor boating you can spend an amazing day at lake view park for these activities. Lake view park also arranges different types of music festivals and events.

4. Marghazar 

If you are an animal lover, marghazar is your destination in Islamabad. Marghazar is an Urdu language word that means “green land “.It covers an area of 82 acres and it was opened in 1978. It is a place for endangered specie like leopards, spotted deer, and Indian gazelle.

This zoo has different types of animals like lions, elephants, deer, ostriches, and monkeys. You can spend a beautiful day with these animals.

5.  Kachnar(orchid) Park

This park is located in the I-8 sector right next to the express highway. This park is for people who are fitness conscious. This has a 2.2km track for jogging. You will see people of different ages walking and jogging especially in the morning and evening.

There are some exercise bars available in this park along with sitting benches and beautiful trees.  A toilet facility is also available for the public.

6. Shakar Parian National Park

Shakar Parian Park is also declared a national park, it is located near zero point in Islamabad. Shakar Parian Park has historical importance as old Gakhars leader settled here before the Indo-Pak partition in 1947. 

It has a Pakistan monument( an architectural piece showing the history of Pakistan ) and a Pakistan monument museum. This park also hosts a Pakistan Day Parade performed by the Military every 23 march each year. This park is built on small hills known as Shakar Parian. This park is located at a height so visitors can view the city of Islamabad and Rawalpindi from the top.

This park has two points East viewpoint and a west viewpoint. At the east viewpoint, there is a fountain, a garden of pine trees( planted by different state heads who visit Pakistan ), and beautiful lush green terraces. On the west viewpoint, the Pakistan monument is located where you can see historical depictions of the country on the walls of this monument.

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