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.
The original design of the park is attributed to Ian McHarg of the University of Pennsylvania.The planning phase of the park was began by Wallace McHarg Roberts & Todd in 1975, under the reign of the last Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. 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.
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.