Destination. . . Millennium Park Abuja
If for any reason you find yourself in Abuja and you need a place to relax, then try out the Millennium Park. Commissioned in 2004 by Her Royal Highness, Queen Elizabeth II of England, it is the largest public park in Abuja and it has a nice walkway with fountains and night-lights. Conceived and designed by an Italian architect Manfredi Nicoletti, it has become one of the main attractions of Abuja.
The Park offers a good spot to walk the dog or come for a picnic. Evenings are especially nice to enjoy the beautiful lights at the park. Parking is plentiful and the park’s entrance is off the Three Arm Zone road.
The park has a narrow river running through its centre and the remains of what was probably more extensive riverside woodland clinging to its edges. The river starts in the distant hills and many of the birds in Abuja use it as a corridor to get from one area to the other.
It offers visitors opportunity to savour the freedom and freshness that nature offers, especially during the weekend when there is the need to relax, visitors can frequent the garden. A typical visit to the part at the weekend, most especially on Sunday is thrilling. Meanwhile, there are ongoing plans in the to expand the park to include the millennium tower, cultural centre and a museum that will house a broad collection of African arts.