In Summary
  • The park has monuments, a fountain and lush garden that provide an ideal place for rest and meditation.
  • On a weekday, you will notice a few people streaming into the park after lunch hours to enjoy the ambience, probably after a long day of work.

Tucked away in Nairobi is a small heaven, rich with heritage and offering a perfect venue for a rest, away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Uhuru Gardens Memorial Park is located on Langata road, just after the Uchumi Hyper shopping centre. It borders Carnivore grounds to the left.

The park has monuments, a fountain and lush garden that provide an ideal place for rest and meditation.

On a weekday, you will notice a few people streaming into the park after lunch hours to enjoy the ambience, probably after a long day of work.

During weekends, the park is turned into family ‘business'. Parents throng the spark with their children to enjoy fun activities in the lush fields.

THE BEST PART...

The best part is that it’s just  a 20 minute-drive from the CBD.

The gardens are a major staple for corporate events in Nairobi. Safaricom Jazz Festival and Kenya peace concert are some of the events that have been held at the grounds.

Local tourists enjoy the lush gardens. PHOTO| BENJAMIN OPIYO

Despite being situated next to the busy Langata road, the park is quiet , a rare characteristic for most recreational facilities in Nairobi. It is an ideal site for picnic lovers and adventurous people.

The trees provide shades plus the well-bred grass offer can comfortable experience for people who want to have a rest.

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