In its bid to make all State owned parks and gardens more accessible to fun seekers across the State, the Lagos State Parks and Gardens Agency (LASPARK), has declared that all parks and gardens owned by the State Government are now opened to all Lagosians ‘free of charge’.
The General Manager of the Agency, Mrs. Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola, explained that the development was part of the restructuring process of the Agency noting that entry to parks across the world is usually free and that Lagos should not be an exception.
She urged Lagosians to avail themselves of the unique opportunity provided by the state government by visiting nearby parks and gardens with friends and family for not only for recreation but to also imbibe the importance of a healthy lifestyle and general well-being.
She said “Parks all over the world are made free and accessible to all. People come in with families and friends to recreates and enjoy themselves without hindrance. Hence, in line with the Smart City agenda of the present administration, our parks and gardens will now be opened to families from far and wide across the state free of all charges”.
She encouraged event organizers, party planners, NGOs and Corporate bodies to partner with the Agency in hosting their events at reasonable costs.
She also urged families across the State to visit the parks not only to relax but also to celebrate their birthdays, graduations and all other special events at minimal costs.
Adebiyi-Abiola emphasized the commitment of the present administration in making life pleasurable for Lagosians through the provision of sustainable infrastructural amenities across different sectors of the State, adding that more recreational parks would be opened soon to complement the existing ones.
In addition, she said existing parks would be upgraded by the State to improve the experience of users.
The parks and gardens in the state are: Muri Okunola Park, Victora Island; Ndubuisi Kanu Park, Alausa, Ikeja; Shasa Recreational Park, Ajako, Shasha; Ikorodu Recreational Park Ebute, Iga, Ikorodu and Badagry Recreational Park, Idale-Topo, Badagry.