Fustat Garden is presently one of the most important gardens in the city of Cairo and stands in close proximity to the newly completed Al-Azhar Park, in one of the poorest quarters of Cairo. It is the largest garden or man-made park in the city covering an area of two hundred and fifty feddans (equal to 105 hectares) and was developed from a dumping ground known as Abou al-Souod. The first phase of the garden's construction was inaugurated in 1989.
The garden is currently administered by the Department of Special Gardens, Cairo Governorate. Admission is charged. Its low admission fee and numerous playgrounds make it a popular destination for families.
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