Pardisan Park

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Pardisan Park
Pardisan Park.jpg
Statue of Persian fallow deer doing a mating-dance
Type Urban wild
Designer Ian McHarg
Operated by Department of Environment
Status Open all year

Pardisan Park (Persian: پارک پردیسان – Pārk e Pardisān‎‎) is a complex covering more than 270 hectares, located in the northwest of Tehran. It is connected to Hemmat Expressway in the north, and to Sheikh Nouri Expressway in the east.


The original design of the park is attributed to Ian McHarg of the University of Pennsylvania.[1]

The planning phase of the park was begun by Wallace McHarg Roberts & Todd in 1975, under the reign of the last Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.[2] Due to the conflicts of the 1979 Revolution, the project was suspended, and the firm was left with a large amount of debt. The final construction phase was finished after the revolution.


It is primarily an educational, research and cultural center, with the objective of environmental studies, and is a multipurpose project aimed at increasing public awareness about natural environment.

Several animals live in the park; including monkeys, rabbits, and the Pallas's cats. In addition to the wildlife park, the complex contains playgrounds, a theater, and a biodiversity museum.


  1. ^ Ian McHarg (1920–2001) – Landscape Architect, Patrick Alexander
  2. ^ Schnadelbach, R. Terry, et al. "Ian McHarg 1920–." Fifty Key Thinkers on the Environment (7 Dec 2000): 228–241. Environment Complete

Coordinates: 35°44′N 51°21′E / 35.733°N 51.350°E / 35.733; 51.350