Beirut, Lebanon

Horsh Beirut (Park)

Horsh Beirut is a green oasis in central Beirut near the National Museum. Although relatively small, it’s one of the greener and more pleasant places to run in Beirut. A loop around the perimeter is about 2 km, with about 0.5 km of additional paths.

Runners should appreciate the history of this park and the fact that they are able to run there today. Once a large pine forest, it was whittled away over the years. It was severely bombed in the 1982 war with Israel, and was a Palestinian refugee camp for some time. It was restored and reopened to the general public in 2015.

Note that there might be some limits on opening hours.

Essentials
  • About 2.5 km (1.6 miles) of paths
  • Flat
  • Anywhere in park.
  • Bounded by Omar Beyhum Street, 22 November Ave., and Abdelnasser Ave.