This green lung of the bustling city of Beirut is a popular place among the residents. Children have a good time playing here. Bikes are available for hire and kids can also skate on the paved tracks. Numerous vendors roam around selling drinks and snacks. This garden is also popular with walkers, joggers and elderly citizens who enjoy the shade of the trees, some of which are hundreds of years old. The garden also features an Ottoman fountain. Originally known as Sanayeh Garden, it was renamed in honor of President René Moawad who was assassinated on Nov 22, 1989.