Now the largest green area in Erbil, Sami Abdul-Rahman Park was built on the site of one Saddam Hussein infamous detention centers. Today the peaceful oasis covers several hectares and contains a lake, rose garden, running track, climbing wall, restaurant, as well as the city’s Martyrs Memorial. It is also home to the Erbil International Fairground, Zaytun Public Library and several children’s playgrounds.
The park is situated on the 60 meter street in the western part of Erbil, opposite the Kurdistan Regional Parliament. Another entrance to the park lies directly in front of the Divan Hotel.
Sami Abdul-Rahman Park, like all parks in Kurdistan, can be accessed for free.