In little over a year since completion, Lailak Street Park has become the wild place that the Emirates Hills Community asked for. There’s now no need for sailing to a faraway island inhabited by the Wild Things. The wild things are hiding in the jungle at the end of Lailak Street!
The community asked for a place where kids could explore, be challenged, learn how to assess risk through play, and let imagination run wild.
It’s great to see how the park turned out, and to hear what members of the community say about it. We’ve had generous positive feedback from community members.
Best of all, local kids now have a place where the wild things are. Now, when bossiness levels get out of hand at home, there’s a place to go, just down the road :)
We would like to thank Emaar and the Emirates Hills Residents board for selecting Verdaus as a partner in bringing Lailak Street Park to life.
Footnote: Where the Wild Things Are is a 1963 children’s book of only 338 words about,
“a young boy named Max who, after dressing in his wolf costume, wreaks such havoc through his household that he is sent to bed without his supper. Max’s bedroom undergoes a mysterious transformation into a jungle environment, and he winds up sailing to an island inhabited by malicious beasts known as the “Wild Things.” After successfully intimidating the creatures, Max is hailed as the king of the Wild Things and enjoys a playful romp with his subjects. However, he starts to feel lonely and decides to return home, to the Wild Things’ dismay. Upon returning to his bedroom, Max discovers a hot supper waiting for him.”
It is a great story.