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Plan to turn former Jubeiha Amusement Park into public park announced

5 Jun 2018

The Jubeiha Amusement Park will become a gated public park that offers entertainment services and an outdoor space for various activities for all categories of the community, including families, the youth and children, Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) Engineering Executive Nimeh Qatanani told The Jordan Times on Tuesday.

GAM in September 2017 closed down the Jubeiha Amusement Park due to the deteriorated state of its rides and structures. It stated at the time that “safety concerns prompted the decision”, noting that most of the park’s rides and structures had exceeded their lifespan.

The amusement park was built in 1987 over an area of 54 dunums in the north of the capital, featuring a number of rides for different age groups which used to attract over half a million visitors each year from Jordan and neighbouring countries, according to GAM.

“We are now in the process of drawing up a master plan for the park which will preserve Jubeiha park’s basic characteristics as it has been constituting an integral part of Amman’s heritage and landscape for decades,” Qatanani said, adding that the park will be a “breathing space” for Ammanites while preserving the park’s forest trees.

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