Horsh Beirut, a 25,000 square meter park that contains the majority of Beirut’s green space, has been closed to the public for 15 years. The Municipality of Beirut has prohibited access to the park for fear of vandalism and poor maintenance. Officially, regulations state that any Lebanese over 30 years old with permission and foreigners are allowed in the park. In reality, granting access is selective and only those who appear to be wealthy or are western foreigners are allowed to enter. This could be changing though as the NGO NAHNOO have received permission not usually granted by the municipality to open the park to the public on August 30 from 6 to 9 pm. The event is advertised as a picnic with live music.