Photos of the newly refurbished Uhuru Park in Nairobi Central Business District (CBD) have sparked excitement among city dwellers.
Uhuru Park now comprises a modern garden with waterfronts. Other amenities include; The green spaces will feature among other amenities; a plant nursery, skating park, nature trail, outdoor library, jogging and cycling tracks, maintenance yard, offices and shearer garden.
Breathtaking photos of the newly refurbished park have been shared on social media by netizens who were blown away by the lush greenery.
Retired aircraft at Uhuru Park
The most conspicuous attraction at Uhuru Park is perhaps the huge retired plane that was towed to the facility early this month sparking speculation that the park was being turned into an aircraft boneyard.
The fuselage has since been reassembled to look like a complete aircraft. The retired plane at Uhuru Park bears an uncanny resemblance to the American presidential jet popularly known as Air Force One.
Air Force One is maybe the most recognizable single airplane in the world and its blue and white colour make it stand out. The retired plane at Uhuru Park has the same colour theme as the US presidential jet.
Uhuru Park renovation
The park were closed last year after the Nairobi County Assembly on September 28, 2021, approved the decision to give the park a much-needed facelift.
Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) spearheaded the intiative to give the city's most famous recreational park a facelift.
Uhuru Park was set to be opened in August 2022 but the official opening was postponed. It's not clear when it will be opened.
Currently, the park has been fenced all around and the entrances are manned by General Service Unit (GSU) officers round the clock.
The 12.9-hectare recreational park adjacent to the Nairobi CBD was opened to the general public by the country's first President Jomo Kenyatta on May 23, 1969.
Members of the public have been allowed free access to the park ever since it was opened.