Laleh Park, is a large recreation area, lies in central Tehran and north of Tehran University. Laleh Park is one of the biggest parks in Tehran. Laleh Park provides pathways for walking and shade for picnics and relaxation. The park has become a popular meeting place for young people and a picnic area for families. Around the park are some popular coffee shops, fast-food outlets, and shopping centres and designer boutiques in nearby Valiasr Square.