A visit to Ahmadi public park Last weekend we visited the public park in Ahmadi. I’d been wanting to take the girls and our dog for some time but my husband always resists because he thinks it’s too long of a drive. Actually on a weekend morning, it took us only about 20 minutes to reach.
The park is massive, large and well laid out with several playgrounds for kids. There are swings (no baby swings though) and several slides, jungle gyms, riding toys and other things for kids to do. One of the things I like about the park is there is plenty of space for the kids to run around and there were lots of other families there on an early weekend morning so plenty of other kids for our girls to play with. It’s a perfect place for a picnic and was quite clean for a weekend morning. There were even workers there when we visited picking up trash and other maintenance.
It has a water fountain, walking track with exercise equipment, a few scattered trees for shade and lots of picnic space. I liked that there were also several physically challenging play areas for the kids including a balance beam, swinging handles and climbing racks. These are age appropriate and great for kids to test their physical limits safely.
There is also a small zoo next to the park that’s open to the public. We didn’t go in because we brought our dog and she is not zoo-friendly. It’s listed as a ‘garden’ on Google maps but it’s really easy to find. If you go, take Highway 40 and then the 212 exit. The garden and zoo are located in block 10, mid 7th street just behind the sports stadium and sports center. Map
Originally published in Issue #22 of the Kuwait Moms Guide e-Newsletter.