Pleasant weather draws crowd to parks in Rawalpindi

Last days of Eid holidays are made memorable by families enjoying indoor games, boating

Our Correspondent April 14, 2024
Families at a picnic in a park. PHOTO: EXPRESS


On the fourth day of Eidul Fitr, the rainfall happening since morning had made the weather very pleasant and had brought back a mild coldness to the atmosphere as well.

The pleasant weather encouraged a large number of families to leave their houses to visit amusement parks.

However, open swings and rides in the parks did not attract many due to the continuous rain. Indoor games, including computerised games, bouncing activities, haunted houses, and mono-train rides were crowded.

A large number of families had come to the parks just to sit in the dense trees to enjoy the rain and pleasant weather while children were busy playing games such as badminton and football while it drizzled. Children were jumping around and enjoying delicious food, such as nimco and various juices. Families also went boating in Ayub Park Lake in the pouring rain.

The crowd of families went on outings despite the rain due to the availability of a variety of indoor games in Ayub Park and Joyland. Children enjoyed indoor rides such as dodging cars, haunted houses and computerised shooting.

The condition of the dams supplying water to the twin cities has also improved due to continuous rain. The catchment areas of the three dams, Rawal, Khanpur and Simly dams have been filled with water. This has also averted the expected water crisis this summer.

The Meteorological Department has predicted rain for Sunday (today) as well. If it continues to rain today as per the forecast of the Meteorological Department, the Eid crowd will not be able to visit parks despite it being the last Eid holiday.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 14th, 2024.


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