The Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) will today officially commission Uhuru and Central Park after 12 months of closure and renovations.
Through a public notice, NMS said the commissioning will take place in the evening between 7:00 pm and 8:00 pm.
The city’s skyline will be lit with fireworks to mark the official commissioning of the park.
“It is notified for General information of the Public that there will be a Fireworks Extravaganza in Uhuru Park between 7-8 pm on 12th Monday in celebration of Commissioning of Uhuru and Central Park. Members of the public are advised to anticipate and enjoy the display,” reads the notice.
Uhuru and Central parks have undergone a major facelift to ensure they meet international standards.
The parks have been exceptionally phenomenal in the evolution of the city and the country at large as they have both hosted historic national events including the promulgation of the new constitution in 2010.
The rehabilitation works in the two parks come 52 years after the green spaces were first opened to the public and involved the construction of various buildings and landscaping features.
The features include; a playground, an outdoor gym, jogging tracks, botanical trails, outdoor library, and a skating park.
NMS, who were the custodians of the project, said the revamped green spaces will play a critical role in environmental pollution management, social-economic development of the nation as well as the physical well-being of citizens.
The Uhuru and Central parks were closed down one year ago to pave way for rehabilitation and will be ready in due time for the public to enjoy.
“Uhuru Park was gazetted and opened to the public by Kenya’s first President Mzee Jomo Kenyatta on May, 23, 1969 in embodiment of the country’s freedom. It is also the home of the Mau-Mau freedom fighters’ monument that honours victims of torture during the colonial era,” NMS said.