Top 10 Green Spaces

Posted Thursday, 03 January 2019

With the rapid urbanisation in Lagos, Lagosians are experiencing a more hectic lifestyle. There is a need for more green spaces for recreation during the not-so-busy weekends. Here is a list of green spaces in Lagos, in no particular order.


Lufasi Park


Lufasian acronym for Lekki Urban Forest and Animal Sanctuary Initiativeprovides one of the most enjoyable places to spend time away from the city fumes and breathe fresh air, perfumed by the numerous plant species that thrive here. Don’t forget to ask for freshly tapped palm wine.


Majek 1st gate, Km 41, Lekki Epe Expressway

t: 08052136314, 09032966639

Lekki Conservation Centre

The reserve has open fields, gazebos, and sheds for relaxation or for picnics. The boardwalk enables visitors to explore and view nature and wildlife. There are also a couple of bird hides to observe birds in the open swamp areas. About 21 meters high up in the sky is a tree house where tourists can have a panoramic view and also a canopy walk, the longest in Africa.


Km 19, Lekki-Epe Expressway

t: 09065460479

Lakowe Lakes and Golf Resort

If you are looking for a charming wonderland for the whole family to visit, come to Lakowe. A 35 km drive from Lagos, Lakowe boasts a lake, lush palm groves, a spa, sports facilities, an 18-hole championship golf course, and a Corporate Lodge. This is the perfect getaway place.


Chinua Achebe Close, Lakowe Lakes Golf Estate, Ibeju, Lekki

t: 07045677634

Freedom Park

Freedom Parka former colonial prison turned park and concert venueis a great space to relax and play peek-a-boo, with beautiful fountain and green areas that children and parents can explore and enjoy together.


Broad Street, Lagos Island

t: 08095006567

Lagoon Front

There is one perfect spot for sunset in Lagos, the lagoon front. On a clear evening, you can see sunsets over the Third Mainland Bridge. There are canoes at the side of the lagoon that one can get in and paddlers to take you to the other side. Other charms here include a pathway for a stroll, a picnic or a jog.


University of Lagos, Akoka

Muri Okunola Park

Extensive, elegant and full of shady glades and a beautiful fountain, this park serves as a wonderful place for monthly musical concerts. It’s also a good place to buy art souvenirs.


Ozumba Mbadiwe Road, Victoria Island

JJT Park

An acronym for Johnson Jakande Tinubu, this is a large area opened sometime last year. Get your music box, pack some food and head straight to this place.

Governor's Road, Oregun, Ikeja

t: 08005277275

Jibowu Recreational Park

Opened in October, the small park is replete with fountains, gazebos, and a nice walkway. It is divided into two areas, an area under the bridge and another called the media garden.


Jibowu, Yaba

Ndubuisi Kanu Park

The ambiance and the coolness of nature in this park make it a must-visit when you find yourself in Ikeja. The huge space presents a playing ground for the kids to run around. You can’t come in with your food though.


Mobolaji Johnson Avenue, Ikeja

t: 09083545909

Gani Fawehinmi Garden, Ojota

A lush, small, green garden with a view of the Ojota-Ketu road, the park is dedicated to the memory of the great legal icon and activist Gani Fawehinmi.


16 Gbadebo Street, Ojota

t: 08033653931


Written by

Adebayo Mayowa Ebenezer, Founder of Naidrenalin Adventures


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