If you are reading this and you reside in Abuja, you may have visited Millennium Park numerous times, if not numerous times.
On the other hand, you could visit a location repeatedly without learning anything about its past.
You must be interested in learning more about a place you love to visit because you are reading this post. Let’s get started; you are in the perfect place for it.
Is Millennium Park The Biggest Park In Abuja?
Although Abuja is home to numerous noteworthy and fascinating parks, Millennium Park surpasses them all in size. Indeed, the Maitama district is home to Abuja’s largest park, Millennium Park. How neat is that?
Who Inaugurated Millennium Park?
The park was launched by someone you would not even think of if you were asked to guess who it is. Can you give it a try before I reveal who it is?
Well, the park was inaugurated by none other but Queen Elizabeth the second. And the inauguration took place in December, 2003.
Other important personalities were also present that day including Olusegun Obasanjo, the former president of Nigeria and Tony Blair, the former UK Prime Minister.
Who Designed The Park?
The visionary of the Millennium Park, Manfredi Nicoletti, was a pioneer in architectural design.
Thus, there are many intriguing aspects about Millennium Park. A river separates the park into two sections. A portion of the park is dedicated to preserving its natural ecosystem, which includes deciduous woodland, rainforest, and savannah.
Another side of the park, which corresponds to the main entrance has a Garden carved in an Italian style layout. On entering the park, there are fountains flanking the path. Very refreshing on days when the sun is burning hot.
Does Millennium Park Have A Waterfall?
There is a waterfall in the park. If you pay attention whenever you are visiting, you can actually hear the the calm rushing of the water. What makes that even more beautiful are the nature sounds of birds. Talk about ASMR by nature.
What Social Events Take Place In The Park?
A lot of social events take place at the millennium park. Birthday parties, engagement parties, burial ceremonies, retirement ceremonies and others. But for these, you would have to pay an amount depending the spot and the size of the spot you need. A useful tip, it’s smarter to book whatever spot you need weeks in advance to make sure others wouldn’t also book it.
But entrance is free for every other regular activities such as picnics or sightseeing.
How Is The Place Still Looking Well Maintained After All These Years?
The park keeps its gleaming, new appearance over the years because of the attentive and thorough maintenance it receives. In order to keep the space up to date, they also adhere to the most recent development trends.
Is It A Kid Friendly Environment?
Yes, the park is very kids friendly. There is even a designated area where kids can play, have fun, and meet other kids.
What Can You At The Park?
If you have a dog and you live around the park, it is an excellent place to take your dog for a walk. You can organize picnics with your family or friends. You can go there just to sight see and watch the birds. You will totally enjoy the place if you get creative about the ways you want to spend your time there.
So when you visit millennium park, how do you usually spend your time at the place? Make use of the comment box and let me know all about it.
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