Visit Race Course Park from Lahore

It is a favorite place for cricket games, polo, picnics. Many events and festivals are held in here. The entire park is wheelchair accessible.Jilani Park (formerly known as Race Course Park) is located in the city of Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. It is on the Jail Road in front of famous Services Hospital. It is famous for its floral exhibitions and artificial waterfall. Annual horse racing competitions are held in this park. Lahore Race Club racecourse was initially at Jail Road, Lahore, the current site of Jilani Park. In 1976, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto's government asked the club to move its races away from the Jail Road course, but it remained there until 1980, when it was compelled to leave. Race Course Park was inaugurated by Lt General Ghulam Jilani Khan at that time Governor Punjab on 3rd October, 1985.

There is one security officer and one sanitary supervisor and 65 security guard and 117 gardeners working for this park. This park covers 88 acres and 6 canals containing two cricket grounds, 5 canteens, gym and fitness centers, a study hall, a beautiful lake, small open areas, walking and jogging tracks and a lot of trees, flowers and shrubs.The length of walkway of hard tiles is 5.5 km while jogging track is completely made of clay and its length is approximately 2.75 km and it is one of the larger jogging tracks in Asia which is made up of pure mud and clay only clay. And its maintenance is done properly and is watered 3 times a day, in morning, evening and at night.The style of landscaping in the park is of Japanese nature. Japanese landscape design reflects the pure beauty of nature. There are about 80000 plants & flowers planted in a small area of 6 canals. Some of the plants and trees are also imported from the foreign countries. About 200 types of trees and the shrubs are imported which are very rare and expensive. An artificial hill is made behind the lake. Hill is decorated with the different types of plants and stairs made up of stones are also provided which gives a different look to the hill. The Hill has two tops and between these two tops a beautiful clock is formed.

A very attractive and a beautiful lake is provided within the park which has a shape like the map of Pakistan. Lake can be used for boating. Children swings, cradles and slides are installed at different places in the park. Gent's gymnasium is located behind the lake, which is fully equipped with the fitness and exercising machines. A Fitness Centre for women is also provided, for the security and the privacy of women, the Fitness Centre for women is totally covered from all the sides. Where women feel free, comfort and ease for exercise. A Training Centre is also provided for this purpose where training is given for fitness and health to the new youngsters coming to the gym. A very beautiful study hall is provided in the park. Different Islamic and general books are provided for the readers and also different kind of newspapers are placed there on daily bases which link the readers with whole the world. For the religious activities and a very beautiful Mosque is also provided in the park.

Located at: Race Course Park, lahore, Pakistan
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