Central Park could be mistaken to be an extension of its better known neighbor Uhuru Park. It occupies an area bounded by Kenyatta Avenue, Nyerere Avenue and Uhuru Highway, behind Nairobi Serena Hotel.
Much like its neighbor, Central Park has expansive lawns and well maintained gardens, interspersed with shade trees. At one end of the Park is a Children’s playground with a wide range of facilities for Children to play on.
A huge monument built in 1988 to celebrate 10 years of former President Moi’s rule greets you as you enter the park from Uhuru Highway. Professional photographers like to hang around this monument and take pictures of visitors for a fee.
Picnicking at this park is a favorite pastime with Nairobi residents on weekends and public holidays. The Children’s park is also a favorite with families.
The Park’s central location in Nairobi’s central business district makes it easily accessible to residents from all corners of the city.
The Park is open for free to the public. The Nairobi City Council, however, charges for use of toilet facilities in the Park.
Other Recreational Parks
- Oloolua Nature Trail
- Nairobi Arboretum
- Uhuru Gardens
- Nairobi City Park
- Jeevanjee Gardens
- Uhuru Park
- Paradise Lost
- Ngong Hills