The land for Khorog Park was gifted to His Highness the Aga Khan on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of his Imamat. Since 2003, it has been the focus of a rehabilitation project designed to offer visitors the possibility to reflect, relax and enjoy nature.
The design inspiration for the Park came as a direct response to the dramatic climate and landscape of the region and the common need for a public garden for both refuge and recreation. Our intent was to preserve the best of what existed and then work creatively with the ordinary stone, water, flowers and shade trees in an extraordinary way. Khorog Park, with its cafe, teahouse, open-air theatre and pond, provides an enhanced park facility for the entire city.
The development of Khorog Park contributes a significant public green space and has become an integral part of the circulation through the city. It hosts tourism development initiatives, official events and community gatherings such as music concerts and festivals, bringing in 5,000 visitors monthly. Its revival represents a substantial step towards the revitalisation of Khorog as a whole.