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Ayub Park, also known as Ayub National Park, is situated close to the Golf Club on G.T. Road. The park's 313 acres are divided among beautiful gardens, picturesque locations, and a baradari. The park also includes three lakes with lotus plants, fish, and facilities for water sports. The park's recently added features are designed to draw locals of all ages, interests, and socioeconomic levels. The park also has fields for football, hockey, and cricket, as well as zip-line equipment, pedal boats, and quad bikes.

The Jungle Barracks, which have been transformed into resorts where visitors can spend the night, is also a part of the park. The largest zoo in the twin city may be found at the Jungle World Theme Park, which also has an amusement park with an animal theme.



During the British Raj, the park was known as Topi Rakh Park and was a popular picnic spot. During the reign of Ayub Khan, it was designated as a national park in 1959, with the Rawalpindi Cantonment Board in charge of its administration. The park's open air theatre, the only one in Rawalpindi at the time, used to host important cultural and social gatherings. However, the park was neglected over time, almost going out of business in the early 1990s.
President Pervez Musharraf turned it over to the Army Heritage Foundation in 2001, which oversaw extensive development work there, including the establishment of play areas, jogging tracks, and lawns. A 'Miracle Garden,' as well as a waste recycling plant and chairlift, were inaugurated at the park on November 16, 2021.

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