While most Lebanese cities lack an adequate share of green space, the Tyre Public Park is a 120,000 m² of free publicly accessible and outdoor venue for the population to enjoy. Nonetheless, this park has been neglected and poorly managed amid a large volume of infringements such as littering inside its premises, the illegal occupation of parts of it, and lack of maintenance by the municipality. This situation led the residents of the city to refrain from visiting.
Therefore NAHNOO established the Jnainetna, Souretna advocacy campaign with local youth to develop the public spaces in the city of Tyr, through the rehabilitation of this public park. A long-term plan to re-organize and maintain the Tyre Park was urgently needed for the people of the city of Tyre and the region given the health, social, environmental, and economic benefits of this public park.
- The campaign moves towards this goal through the following actions:
Developing an initial plan and designing the park taking into consideration the needs of the various groups that will be visiting the garden
- Developing a sustainable plan for maintenance and attending to the garden
- Developing a plan for the management and protection of the park (regulatory procedures, logistics, and security)
- Restoring life to the garden through the organization of recreational, environmental, scout, cultural activities, and other initiatives inside the park
- Raising awareness among citizens on the importance of this issue and its positive impact on the region
- Provide the residents of Tyre with a safe, clean, and accessible park
- Prevention of illegal acts happening in the park
- Promotion of social communication among residents and development of a sense of belonging and ownership