Sin el Fil Park

Years ago when the kids were babies, we often brought them to this park in Sin el Fil. It's cute, well cared for, small, and free.

There is a small assortment of play equipment, a sand box, lots of greenery and benches.

At the front gate, rules are posted. No pets, no food, no balls, don't step on the grass, and possibly a few others. Clearly, the rules aren't strictly enforced, per my opening picture. I'm glad they're not.

Here's a map if you want to visit the park. The red circle indicates the park, with the arrow identifying the entrance.


  1. Nice to see wood instead of plastic.
    But they sure have a lot of rules which sort of defeat the purpose of a play area.

  2. It looks like a very pleasant spot to spend the afternoon. You mention "free" -- does that mean that other parks charge entrance fees?

  3. Yes, free as in public, no charge. There are several private parks or playgrounds around town and to get into those you have to pay a small admission fee. At the end of the post, there's a link to posts I've made about other parks in Beirut. Like this post, there are maps and other helpful details for anyone nearby who wants to visit one of the parks.

  4. Hi, just found your blog rather totally by chance, actually via James Weekend Reflections, and was interested to see a blog about Beirut.

    I've only been there once, but would like to go back one of these days. I did a few posts about Lebanon, which you can see here if you have a moment :


    Hope things are peaceful these days. It was tense when we were there in 2007. Signs of the August 2006 calamity were everywhere, and just a few weeks after we left all hell broke out in the refugee camp just north of Tripoli. Am going to look through more of you back posts shortly, I noticed your bread seller photo, funny, I did a similar post... those round loaves with a hole in the middle are remarkable...

  5. Thank you Owen! I really enjoyed your pictures of Lebanon, and in general, your blog is amazing.

  6. Yes, the rules are silly. No food, no balls, no walk on the grass. Silly silly silly ... yet the park is so very beautiful.