There are so many recreational parks to explore in Lagos both on the mainland and Island. If you’re looking for free to access parks, definitely visit JJT & Ndubuisi Kanu park. These parks are located at Ikeja, Lagos state. So, if you’re staying on the main land, you can visit these parks for free. On the hand, if you’re on the island, you can opt for Muri Okunola park Lagos. It was formerly known as Clover leaf park. There are so many things you can do at this park. So, if you plan to visit this park, here are some fun things to do.
Where is Muri Okunola Park Located?
Muri Okunola park is located at Ozumba Mbadiwe road, Law school bus stop, Victoria Island. It just a walking distance from Lagos Law school.
It will cost you 200 naira from Obalende to Muri Okunola park. So, if you coming from the mainland, go to Obalende first before boarding another bus to this park.
On my visit from Oshodi, I took the BRT bus from the terminal to Obalende. Since it was Christmas, the terminal in Lagos was decorated with lovely Christmas trees. I love all the variations of trees especially the snow trees.
How much is the gate fee?
The park is free to access. So, all it will cost you is your transport fare. Also, it is open to any one from 8am to 8pm daily. You can visit at any time of the year (even on public holidays). So, you need not worry about the park being crowded on holiday.
What can you do at Muri Okunola Park?
Muri Okunola park has nice green carpet grass, palms, and lovely sculpture. One of such art is the sculpture of the late Justice Muri Okunola. This is the first sculpture you will see. Also, it has an open banquet hall shed, chairs, mini bar etc.
Also, the park has a toilet for use but I couldn’t differentiate that for males from females. Feel free to comment if you have visited this park and used the toilet. The below are things you can do at this park
Muri Okunola out door hall with its shed makes it a perfect place to have a party. You can host a cocktail party, wedding party or an outdoor event at this park. So, if you need an affordable hall to party and you don’t mind outdoor, definitely book this park.
To make reservation, call +234 809 222 1407 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Disclaimer: This is not sponsored and I get no income for this. So, you can book away to support Lagos state income.
The space and green carpet grass are so lovely. So, if you’re planning a picnic with family or friends, use this park. All you need is you picnic mat, wrapper and a picnic umbrella.
Also, you can bring your own food and drinks to have fun with your loved ones. There is no charge for corkage. You can also patronize the mini bar at the park for drinks. However, I would not recommend this because this park is in Victoria island. ( Prices of basic things are times two the normal price in this area).
3. Photo shoot/ Content creation
The palms at Muri Okunola park are so beautiful. You can take instagrammable pictures close to these trees. Also, if you’re blogger or content creator, you also take pictures for content at this park.
If you’re looking to wed soon, definitely visit this park for pre-wedding shoots. The trees will make for a lovely backdrop for lovely pictures.
4. Study for your exams
I love the cool calmness of Muri Okunola park. You can read for your examinations at this park. The quiet is almost like that of a library. Also, they offer free wifi. So, you read and work on your research paper with ease. However, it is impossible to tell that they have Wifi because it is not stated anywhere in the park.
5. Work out sessions
Another things you can do at this park is to go there for weekly work sessions with your friends. There is space to allow you and your friends work out with ease. So, if working out is your thing, definitely visit the park to do break sweat and keep fit.
If you’re looking for other places to visit in Lagos for free, you can also read my post on Lekki arts and craft market.
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