Building work on the $680,000 (AED2.5m) Mafraq Park in Kalba, Sharjah has been completed.

Sharjah Public Works Department (SPWD) built Mafraq Park for residents of Kalba, which is an exclave of the Emirate of Sharjah.

Covering a total land area of 9,371m², Mafraq Park has a 523m running track that is three metres wide, a football pitch, and other public facilities.

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The park has now been handed over to the Kalba Municipality.

It is one of a number of new parks that SPWD said it was developing in various locations in the Emirate of Sharjah.

SPWD chairman, Ali bin Shaheen Al Suwaidi, said the park-building initiative was one of several projects that came within the directives of HH Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, to ensure residents of Sharjah have access to a full range of public facilities and services.

Numerous high-profile building projects are under way in Sharjah, such as Sharjah Waterfront City.

The $6.8bn (AED25bn) mixed-use master-planned waterfront community has a total land area covering more than 557.4ha that consists of eight interconnected islands.

Another major project in the emirate is the $43m (AED158m) Kalba Waterfront shopping centre, which includes 17,000m² of shops, restaurants, a supermarket chain, indoor dining areas, children’s play areas, entertainment amenities including rock climbing walls and trampolines, and a park surrounding a mangrove-lined lagoon.

Eagle Hills is the project's developer and recently awarded East Coast Contracting and Trading a contract to start enabling and structural works on the master-planned retail development.