NMS maps out ideal spaces for recreation parks

Wednesday, November 24th, 2021 00:25 | By
NMS Director General Lt- Gen Mohammed Badi. PHOTO/Courtesy

 Nairobi Metropolitan Services has identified five spaces that will be converted into recreational centres while Uhuru Park is being renovated.

In a plan seen by People Daily, the entity has mapped out Jacaranda Grounds, Westlands Botanical Garden, Kamukunji Gardens, Kisarian Riparian Reserve and Kibera along the southern bypass as spaces Kenyans can use as recreational centres.

“As part of the strategy to decongest Uhuru and Central Parks to create more public recreational centres, we have identified five suitable locations where Kenyans can go and relax,” said NMS Director General Lieutenant General Mohammed Badi.

Badi said these spaces will have adequate security and enough seats where people can sit and relax.

NMS last year embarked on a journey to restore the remaining green spaces in Nairobi.

To improve its ecological veracity for public use and enjoyment in accordance with the Constitution, Michuki Park was renovated and open to the public after eight years.

Michuku Park was considered part of the condemned sections of the city, a dumpsite and haven for criminals. 

Currently, Uhuru Park is undergoing construction and facelift aimed at converting it into a centre with flowers and waterfronts.

“We are working tirelessly to ensure we transform this park. Construction is on going and I can tell you that we will have a very different park,” said Badi.

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