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Parks You Should Visit In Lagos At Your Free Time


1. LUFASI NATURE PARK

Lufasi is an acronym for the Lekki Urban Forest Animal Shelter Initiative, a non-governmental organization dedicated to preserving natural habitats. As such, the nature park provides its visitors with an aesthetic view of nature at its best and serves as a shelter for both wild and domestic animals that are well secured and maintained.

The Nature Park effortlessly provides a recreational and aesthetic feel with a raw representation of nature at its best.

The nature park caters to the adventurous sides of tourists with The Ekki Forest Adventure which is 850 metres long. It has other facilities including Lake Nora, the Children’s play area, and Lake Moses. It also has a Shirin-Yoku cabin is an amazing spot to meditate and relax so make sure to check it out. If you are looking to serenade yourself with Nature  and to refresh yourself from the hustle and bustle of Lagos, then Lufasi Nature Park is an ideal place to visit.

The park is the brain child of  Desmomd Majekodunmi and is located at Majek 1st Gate, KM 41, Lekki-Epe Expressway, Lagos, Nigeria


2. ROWE PARK

Rowe Park was recently rehabilitated by the Lagos State government to provide a better sporting experience to its visitors. The facilities cater to various indoor and outdoor sports  including  a basketball court, tennis court, training ground for martial arts and more. These facilities have all been upgraded for a better experience. Rowe Park is located at Herbert Macaulay Way, Yaba, Lagos.


3. NDUBUISI KANU PARK BASKETBALL COURT

The park is located at Mobolaji Johnson Avenue, Oregun. It is apublic park that is ideal for recreational activities. It has a wide green area thst is perfect for picnics or relaxation. The park boasts of a lawn tennis court, a basketball court, play area for children, snack stands, and patios.


4. FREEDOM PARK

Freedom Park is situated on the grounds of the ruins of Her Majesty’s Broad Street Prisons. The park was built after the destruction of the Queen’s prison to preserve the cultural heritage of Nigerians. The then prison ground—now a delightful park takes its visitors on a pleasant journey into the past with the many monuments of notable historic characters on its grounds. Freedom Park also houses the Wole Soyinka art gallery, and the OmoobaYemisi Shyllon sculpture garden, and has been most celebrated as an Arts and Culture space in Nigeria and beyond its borders because of its detailed and heightened commitment to arts. The park perfectly merges history and fun as it not only serves as a historic and national landmark but also a recreational centre with a wide array of shops and bars that cater to the needs of its visitors.

Freedom Park also hosts annually, over twelve culture-centredfestivals that range from visual art exhibitions, and stage monthly performances, to live music performances that hold once or twice every week. Plus monthly meetings of the Society of Nigerian Artists and other social events.

The park is frequented by all kinds of people as it is a breath of fresh cultural air with its beautiful scenery and historic makeup that immerses you in the History of Lagos and Nigeria on a wider scale. The park is located on Broad Street, Lagos Island.


5. JJT PARK

JJT park is an abbreviation for Johnson Jakande Tinubu park located in Alausa, Ikeja close to the Office of the Governor, the Lagos State House of Assembly, and the State Secretariat. JJT park is a well-secured public space with incredible scenery that is open to all and caters to the recreational needs of the citizens. The park is home to well-kept grounds, a huge statue of the EyoMasquerade, face statues of notable freedom fighters and flags from multiple countries all over the world, a beautiful waterfall, and several huts for picnics or gatherings.

JJT Park is a  recreational park that has become vital to the State's tourism matrix and was established to improve environmental sustainability to meet the citizens' health and recreational needs.

The park is home to an array of food shops that cater to the needs of its visitors, and a view of the Governor’s office.


6. LEKKI CONSERVATION CENTER

What better place to go for a breath of fresh air, than the home of nature itself. LCC is a pleasant and serene spot that provides you with divine views of nature at its best. It is also home to the longest canopy walk in Africa.The canopy walk is one of the most fascinating aspects of LCC, and yes, it is for height lovers or should I say for the brave. LCC provides other fun and stimulating activities like animal hunts; you get to see real-life animals like the proud peacock, or a giant 95-year-old tortoise.

You could also play chess with life-sized chess pieces and enjoy the thrill and excitement that comes from chilling on a huge chessboard. Also, you can have a picnic with your friends and family on the serene grounds of the centre.

LCC also has a lot of sights that range from Rotundas, Jungle gym facilities, and ponds, to beach volleyball courts among others.

Lekki Conservative Centre is located 19, Lekki-Epe Expressway, Lekki Peninsula, Lekki.


 7. MURI OKUNOLA PARK

Formally called the Cloverleaf Park, Muri Okunola Park was renamed after a Justice of the Federal High Court of Nigeria, after its renovation. It is a picturesque park set in AdeyemoAlakija Street in Victoria Island, Victoria Island that provides you with a one on one experience with nature within its borders. The park is dominated by beautiful gardens planted with equally beautiful flowers and trees. It combines a mix of bright colours in its setting that creates a lively ambience and makes it and ideal location for concerts, festivals, weddings, picnics, hangouts, and shoots.

During the weekends, artists and musicians showcase their talents to the visitors that are present on the grounds of the park.

The spacious park features statues including the honorary statue of the Late Justice, a kiddies section, and a stage for live performances. Also Within the park are shops and restaurants where you can purchase food, drinks and souvenirs.


 


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