10 Parks in Islamabad to Visit for Fun Activities and Relaxation

Parks in Islamabad

Islamabad is known for its greenery and well-maintained parks.

In every sector, you will find multiple parks, most of which are looked after by CDA (Capital Development Authority). 

If you are looking for a family parks in Islamabad, spot for a picnic, or recreation activities, then here is a complete list of the most popular and scenic parks in Islamabad, including Lake view park, Fatima Jinnah park, Ayub park Islamabad, Bahria town park Islamabad, Japenese park, etc. which you need to visit at least once! 

Popular Parks in Islamabad 

Below are ten parks in Islamabad with their addresses.

We have added the most popular regional parks that offer a range of physical activities. 

#Parks in Islamabad Address
1Lake View ParkMurree Road
2Fatima Jinnah ParkSector F9 
3Shakarparian National ParkIslamabad Expressway, near zero point
4Rose And Jasmine GardenNear Abpara market, Srinagar Highway
5Japenese ParkMain Margalla road, near Pir Sohawa road. 
6Hill View ParkService Rd W, F-8/4
7Chalet – Cafe in a ParkF-7/1, Main Nazim-ud-din Road
8I-8/3 ParkI-8/3, near Wrap Lab
9Kachnar ParkStreet 84, I 8/3
10Haunted Hill ParkStreet 1, F-6/3

Now let’s explore each park, its address, timings, and what activities you can enjoy when you visit.

1. Lake View Park

Lake View Park

Located near Rawal lake, Islamabad Lake View park is one of the most scenic and relaxing spots in the capital. 

The beautiful lake, the lush green park, and the bird park with hundreds of unique birds add to the park’s glory. It is one of the best park in Islamabad Pakistan.

On top of that, you will find rides, food, and the famous F1 Tracks (motorbike track for kids and adults) to fuel the adventure freak within you!

There are motion rides, Ferris wheels, dragon rides, and much more! 

Things to Enjoy: 

  • Boating
  • Jet ski
  • Fishing
  • Bird Park
  • Sightseeing
  • F1 Tracks (motorbike track for kids and adults)
  • Ferris Wheel, Flying dragon
  • Cafes and food stalls 

Timings: 10 am to 10 pm

Location: Murree Rd, Islamabad

2. Fatima Jinnah Park (F-9 Park)

Fatima Jinnah Park (F-9 Park)

The Fatima Jinnah Park Islamabad covers the entire f9 sector and has multiple entry gates.

One of the popular entry points is the Bolan gate, through which you can access Mega Zone (bowling alley, gaming, swimming area). 

Things to enjoy: 

  • Rides
  • Jogging
  • Sightseeing
  • Photography
  • Bowling

Timings: 10 am to 10 pm

Location: There are a total of 5 gates to Fatima Jinnah Park Islamabad: 

  1. Gate # 1 Mehran: Southern side of Jinnah Avenue
  2. Gate # 2 Bolan: Service Rd E
  3. Gate # 3 Khyber: Main Margalla Rd
  4. Gate # 4 Ravi: Facing sector F-8
  5. Gate # 5: Leads to the Citizen Club Mass Vaccination Centre

3. Shakarparian National Park

Shakarparian National Park

Shakarparian National Park is a famous place in Islamabad, beautiful hill encompassing the Pakistan Monument and Pakistan Monument Museum. 

Lush greenery, a spectacular monument, a museum, and places to eat, make it a place to unwind and recollect. 

Things to enjoy:

  • Sightseeing
  • Museum 
  • Monument
  • Food 

Timings: 8 am to 7 pm

Location: Islamabad Expressway, near zero point, Islamabad

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4. Rose And Jasmine Garden

Rose And Jasmine Garden

Famous for its floral exhibition during spring, the rose and jasmine garden is a venue for nature lovers! It is one of the best family parks in Islamabad.

There are small bridges and rides, and the area is well-maintained. There is also a small hut selling food. 

Things to Enjoy: 

  • Jogging
  • Sightseeing
  • Rides
  • Food

Timings: 8 am to 9 pm

Location: Near Abpara market, Srinagar Highway, Islamabad

5. Japenese Park

Japenese Park - Islamabad

Japenese Park is one of the oldest and most popular parks in Islamabad. Every Islamabadi has been there once; if you haven’t, check it out!

It is the best park in Islamabad Pakistan, filled with greenery, rides for kids, and some electronic rides, like a Ferris wheel and a flying dragon. 

Most rides involve physical exertion, so it’s excellent for hyperactive kids. There is also a spot at the top to view the entire park and the hills close to it! 

Things to Enjoy:

  • Rides
  • Sightseeing
  • Jogging 
  • Food 

Timings: 8 am to 11 pm

Location: Main Margalla road, near Pir Sohawa road, Saidpur village, Islamabad. 

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6. Hill View Park

Located near a busy double road, Hill view park f8 is safe, well-managed, and ideal for families. 

It is well-lit at night, and you will see kids, women, and men jogging even during late hours. There are rides for kids, exercise spots for health enthusiasts, and a jogging track.

Things to Enjoy: 

  • Swings
  • Slides
  • Exercise spots
  • Jogging

Timings: 9 am to 9 pm

Location: Service Rd W, F-8/4, Islamabad

7. Chalet – Cafe in a Park

Chalet - Cafe in a Park

Want to visit a peaceful place to relax, study or enjoy chit-chat? Chalet cafe, located in a secluded park, is the place to go. 

You can enjoy riding swings and walking along the grass, and when you get tired, great food will await you at the Chalet cafe! 

Things to Enjoy: 

  • Swings
  • Greenery 
  • Great food

Timings: 1 pm to 2 am (cafe time); park open 24/7. 

Location: F-7/1, Main Nazim-ud-din Road, opposite Islamabad Stock Exchange Tower Islamabad. 

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8. I-8/3 Park

I-8/3 Park

Do you want to relax after a busy day or take your kids to a fun spot? The I-8/3 Park is a good option, with rides, benches, and greenery. 

Plan a family picnic, a walk with a friend, or enjoy the rides. Unwind and relax! 

Things to Enjoy: 

  • Swings
  • Slides
  • Jogging
  • Relaxing 

Timings: 24 hours

Location: I-8/3, near Wrap Lab, Islamabad.

9. Kachnar Park

Kachnar Park

Kachnar park is excellent for jogging, relaxing, or having a picnic with the family.

It’s relaxing, covered with trees, has well-maintained tracks, and is visited by multiple women and men throughout the day! 

There are also birdhouses in the park, placed by Freinds of Kachnar park (a Facebook group of eco-activists). 

Things to Enjoy: 

  • Jogging
  • Sightseeing

Timings: 24 hours open 

Location: Street 84, I 8/3, Islamabad. 

10. Haunted Hill Park

Haunted Hill Park

Haunted hill park is a famous place in Islamabad, not necessarily haunted, but the place, indeed, is worth visiting!

The walking track, the trees, and the nearby hills add to its beauty, and it’s a great place to relax. 

It’s pretty peaceful and located near F6 Markaz, so that you can grab a snack on your way back! 

Things to enjoy: 

  • Jogging
  • Sightseeing
  • Relaxing 

Location: Street 1, F-6/3, Islamabad. 

Parks in Islamabad Await You! 

In this article, we explored nature & parks in Islamabad with their address, timings, and available activities. All of the above parks in Islamabad are well-maintained, family-appropriate, safe, and peaceful.

Looking for a place to eat after visiting these parks? Check out 8 Restaurants In Islamabad That Are Open 24/7. 

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