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Inside the JJT Park, one of Lagos’ most visited leisure centre

Nearly every visitor to Lagos heads to the Johnson Jakande Tinubu Park (JJT Park) at some point. If you are one of them, or you have this park on your bucket list, please use this list as a starting block for exploring the Lagos’ favorite green space (though even if you do all these things, you’re still only scratching the surface). Check off those you’ve done, get out to try the ones you haven’t and let us know your favorites and what we missed.

The newly launched recreational park at Alausa, Ikeja Lagos named Johnson Jakande Tinubu Park (JJT Park) was launched by the Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, Governor of  Lagos State to honor the past Governors of Lagos State – Brigadier Mobolaji, Johnson Rtd, Alhaji Lateef Jakande, and Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. The park was built with a futuristic idea of improving tourism in Lagos Nigeria.

The park sits on a total land area of approximately 21, 800sqm and is managed by the Lagos State Parks & Gardens Agency (LASPARK) which has Mrs. Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola as its General Manager.

MAIN ATTRACTIONS:

  1. Eyo Statue.

On entering the park, the first thing you will definitely see is the Big Eyo statue with water fountains around it. This statue is a reminder of the rich culture of the people of Lagos of which the Eyo Masquerade plays a part.

  1. Playground:

The playground section for Children and even adults has state of the art swings, Activity Towers, Climbing Frames, Slides, Swings and Sand Play.

  1. The 3 Prominent Face Sculptures.

Named after three past Governor’s of Lagos, The park has giant face sculptures of Brigadier Mobolaji, Johnson Rtd, Alhaji Lateef Jakande, and Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu

  1. Water Fountain:

The flatbed water Fountain section of the park is a favourite for Children and serves as a safe playground and of course a great place to take pictures.

  1. Flags and Educational Information

The JJT Park is not just a park but a fountain of knowledge, information and history. The beautiful 54 flags at the parks has all African countries represented with Information about their capital city, year of independence and other information.

  1. Mini zoo:

The mini zoo houses a variety of birds.

  1. Gazebo and Love nest:

Asides the lush green area, the Gazebo and Love nest serve as a perfect relaxation spot for families and individuals who want to enjoy a good time.

  1. Food Court:

To cater for food needs, the conducive food court of the park houses a variety of caterers that offer different snacks and meals.

  1. Free Wifi!

We have free Wifi “that works”, wow! This is something that all LASPARK run Parks have.

LIKELY THINGS TO DO WHEN YOU VISIT JJT PARK:

  • Take bomb pictures, for obvious reasons.
  • You can have a picnic there if you wish.
  • Have a ‘me’ time. You can go there to reminisce, meditate or just have your quiet time. It’s a serene and quiet place.
  • To Study / Read your books.
  • Celebrate with loved ones. Take your children to the park and a great time.
  • Lovebird’s nest

The best part is there is FREE WIFI and its absolutely free to enter.

To learn more about parks and gardens in Lagos, check out the followings:

Website: www.laspark.ng
Twitter: @lasparklagos
Instagram: @lasparklagos
Facebook: Lagos State Parks and Gardens Agency

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