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Central Park

Neighbourhood: Nairobi Central Business District
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Address: Kenyatta Avenue, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
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+254 720 650869

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Nice Relaxing Park

A nice relaxing park in the heart of the city. We walked through it after going to a festival at Uhuru Park. It was clean and green and very relaxing. I don't understand the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Osakachero
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Osaka, Japan
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Osaka, Japan
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A nice relaxing park in the heart of the city. We walked through it after going to a festival at Uhuru Park. It was clean and green and very relaxing. I don't understand the reviews talking about homeless people and beggars because I saw none of either. I just saw people napping or picnicking or kids playing.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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66 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

This park is OK for just a short stroll during lunch time or a small break. It is a bit outdated and not clean to be honest. I have seen several poor people just laying at different places behind fences and under trees. Not to be recommended for a nice walk with your girlfriend so to speak.

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San Diego, California
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

after visitting the crafts markets decided to visit the part.. lots of drugged young kids around roaming around.. didn't feel safe

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

The monument represents the historical signs of ruling political parties since independence. The insignia of the first and the second president of the republic of Kenya are displayed on various sides of the monument. The "rungu" at the top was held by President Moi throughout his tenure, as a sign of power. The cockerel on the sides is a sign... More 

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Thank Mathew M
Canberra, Australia
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94 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

This is a family park with lots to do for the kids, and nice to take a walk. The lily pond and monkeys are nice. There were horse rides for the kids and face painting. I found it very relaxing and stayed longer than expected.

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Thank Redbackspider
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

A very nice place to be during the day. You'll see people finding shady spots all around the park. Very close to the central business districts. Safe during the day. Don't go after dark, I was told about groups who may congregate there at night under the influence and can be threatening. But there's no trace of this during the... More 

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Thank Dave D
Nairobi, Kenya
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7 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

I take my kids here most weekends a lot of fun activities for them.Th e boat ride is must go and the rates are affordable

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Thank febrizia
London
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66 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Good for a gentle stroll mid morning before the heat. Mind out for the knee height barbed wire fences between the paths and the grassed areas. Some of the park was being dug up during our visit for laying cables. A bit run down and littered. Locals use it a lot to rest out. Lovely to see the volunteer crossing... More 

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Mombasa, Kenya
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

As the name suggests this is a little bit of greenery in centre of the urban sprawl. It is rather shabby - litter everywhere, rusty barbed wire barriers and grass left uncut. Ihowever, if you keep your eye open though you may spoke a few unusual birds.

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Thank Paul K
The Hague, The Netherlands
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1,308 reviews
516 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Central park is separated from Uhuru park by Kenyatta Avenue. It is good for an lunch time stroll if you are staying in the Nairobi CBD. Its centerpiece is the somewhat pompous/communistic looking Jomo Kenyatta monument, dedicated to the first president of Kenya. There is only mild harassment from some old people claiming to be university students in Europe ...... More 

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