in the north of Keshavarz Boulevard and formerly used exclusively for army
parades, it occupies an area of35 hectares and was constructed in 1966.
Because of being surrounded by many cultural and recreational centers such
as the Contemporary Art Museum and Handicrafts Market to the west, Carpet
Museum, Laleh Hotel, and Children's Art Creative Center to the north,
tennis ground to the east, and other facilities such as the Children's
Library; puppet theater, Mini City 2000, amphitheater accommodating 500
persons, volleyball and small football grounds, table tennis, chess, and
Japanese garden inside the open area of the park, it is one of the most
crowded parks of modern Tehran.
Located to the
north of Vanak Square, along Vali Asr Avenue, north Tehran, the Mellat
Park with area of 341,770 sq. m, was originally designed as an English
park and constructed during the 1968-75 period.
The park, with its tall and old trees, lovely flower gardens, vast
lawn areas, beautiful hills and a glimmering lake provides a relaxing
atmosphere which attracts large crowds of all walks of life every day,
who take advantage of its sports facilities, health path and other
available services. The park's flower gardens consist of various
roses, chrysanthemums, geraniums, violets, marigolds, primroses, and
many others. Trees, in a nicely arranged order, are planted in five
locations in the park. These are in full harmony with the natural
surroundings and include acacia, elm, plane, cypress, and other trees.
The lake with its rental boats, a small and well-kept zoo, and various
playgrounds have all made this park a popular visiting place for
children as well. Not only they can spend their time playing, but also
may enjoy seeing the cascading waterfalls, nice statutes and using the
Similar to many other parks, a number of busts of famous Iranian
scholars, writers, and poets by modem sculptors can be seen on both
sides of the park's wide stairway.
northeastern part of Tehran, and called Saheb Qauntil 1969,
Niavaran Park occupies an area of about 63,000 sq. m.
Weather-wise, it is one of the most pleasant parks of Tehran. The
plants in the park include many varied and exotic species, which
attract a great number of researchers in botany.
In addition to its natural beauty, a green- house, two
public swimming pools, language laboratory, children's play
ground, table tennis and chess facilities, elementary and advanced
horse racing tracks, and a library and cultural center form other
features of the park. An outdoor amphitheater in the park
represents another facility, which can be used for plays and
The style of the park is a cross between the oriental and English
gardens: its symmetrically arranged pathways and ponds follow the
oriental, while its trees and shrubbery take after the English
in Vali Asr Avenue and to the south of Vanak Square, this is a
12-hectare park designed by a university professor in 1945.
However, construction works of the park were left unfinished
until 1962 because of its designer's death in an airplane
accident, when Tehran Municipality took it over and completed
the remaining works.
looks like a Japanese garden inside a valley, equipped with
all sorts of cultural and recreational facilities. Standing
anywhere around the valley, one can see a full view of the
park. There is a nice tea house with a capacity of 1,500
persons in the terrace of the open air amphitheater of the
Located in Ajudanieh Street, Darabad Street, north Tehran,
it was built in 1991 and covers an area of 3,500 sq. m.
Literally, the name Park-e Shatranj means the Chess Park.
On entering the park, one will see: old trees, castle-like
halls, pathways paved with black and white stone tiles,
and an attractive clock.
The sight of this beautiful and magnetic collection of
elements gives the impression of entering a large chess
board. Along the main pathways, on parts paved with black
and white stone tiles., you can see chess pieces. In
addition to their decorative aspects, a game of chess may
be played with them.
The ponds with water fountains and colorful lights add to
the attractions of the park. The bottoms of these ponds
are paved with black and white stone tiles, suggestive of
a chess board. Thirty special benches in yellow are placed
on the main pathways of the park, which can be used for
playing chess. Between the benches, a chess board is fixed
so that the chess players can play outdoors.
Two separate halls for men and women interested in chess
playing are built in this park with 8 tables in each hall.
These halls are the most interesting and spectacular parts
of the park. They look like castles in chess pieces with
wooden staircases that lead to the roof.
Tall and pretty oriental plane trees, pines, and elm trees
sprout from the heart of stones, serving as the symbols of
the dominance of trees in the nature around them. The park
has a colorful flower cover with various species of roses,
geraniums, etc, which make the park especially eye.
Located in Niavaran district, at the foot of Kolak
Chal mountain, the Ferdowsi Park is the highest park
of Tehran and occupies an area of about 120,000 sq. m.
It was called Park-e Jamshidieh until early March
Natural environment, fresh air, beautiful ponds and
old trees are among its unique features. In designing
the park's landscape, all efforts were made to keep
the scenic, natural environment untouched. To this end
extensive use has been made of various mountain rocks.
In fact this is the first rock garden in Iran.
The park owes it beauty mainly to its 15,900 trees,
mostly acacia. The oldest ones are elm, ash and plane
trees. In the colorful flower garden area of the park
one can see various species of roses, Japanese
quinces; violets, marguerites, petunias, and many
others. A large artificial lake and its adjoining
waterfalls are among the principal features of this
Plans for the westward expansion of the park
including, among other things, 14 Houses of Culture to
introduce the national and tribal diversities of
Iranian architecture, music, and handicrafts, together
with a special museum for mountaineers have already
been completed and the park is serving the people as
real cultural-recreational complex.. There is a nice
restaurant with delicious local and foreign foods,
which gives you a panorama of Tehran, particularly at
early evening hours and when the weather is not