Residents young and old gathered to inaugurate a new park in Beirut’s southern suburb of Shiyah Wednesday evening.
The gated park, encircled by residential buildings on Abdel-Karim al-Khalil Street, holds green grass and a number of bushes and trees centered around a traditional Mediterranean-style Lebanese house. Adorned with brown wooden shutters, the sand-colored stone house is topped with orange roof tiles and will be used as an office area for children according to locals. Wednesday’s event was sponsored by the Municipality of Ghobeiry.
Ghobeiry’s Mayor Mohammad Said al-Khansa and Public Works Minister Ghazi Zeaiter delivered speeches praising the residents of Beirut’s southern suburbs and the planners of the park. [Link]