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The Best Parks and Gardens in Accra, Ghana

Accra is among the greenest cities in West Africa, and features many beautiful parks and gardens. In and around the capital, there are a lot of things to see and do – beaches to explore, restaurants to taste, bars to relax in and shows to see. But also, is a wonderful mix of nature, culture, history and beauty. A wealth of recreational parks and gardens in offers mean there are relaxing green spaces when you’re in town and looking to escape buzz of city life. Here, see the best and most beautiful parks and gardens in Accra, Ghana.

Rufus Green Parks

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Rufus Green Park and Garden in Accra, Ghana | © Habibah Nicholas

The city’s great green getaway is also home to an exquisite collection of plants and flowers. The Rufus Green Parks makes its prominent appearance right at the heart of the capital. Looking for family picnic or wedding in the greens in Accra? It is one of Ghana’s premier recreational parks, where nature lovers can retreat, relax and recreate in a fun and natural space.

Contact: www.rufusgreenparks.com 

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Crystal Park

Crystal Park is a park and event management company, reputable for being a top spot in Accra for hosting weddings, parties and picnics events. Located in East Legon, Accra, the park is open to the public throughout the year.

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Mmofra Place

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Mmofra Place, a park in Accra, Ghana | © Ashok H T

Visit the garden for spectacular outing in Accra with your family. It is one of the best kid friendly fun places in Accra, Ghana. from behind the lush plants. Beyond being a recreational park, it doubles as educational body focused on promoting cultural awareness among young Ghanaian children and teens.

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Legon Botanical Gardens Playground

Legon Botanical Gardens Playground in Accra, Ghana | © Legon Botanical Gardens

The Legon Botanical Gardens and Playground is a special place to rediscover the pleasures of life. A very popular green space in the city, and among the best fun places for outdoor activities in Accra. Here, guests will discover a vast range of activities including hiking through the woodlands and enjoying the variety of fresh vegetation. This beautiful park is nearby a lake, you can sit nearby and watch different species of birds float in and out of the park while you feed them by the lake. A  perfect destination for nature lovers in Accra, Ghana.

Contact: www.legonbotanicalgardens.com 

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Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park

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Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park | © Gisella Gallenca/Flickr

Located in the heart of the city, the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park is a memorial park and a top-rated attraction in Ghana. Its iconic mausoleum houses the remains of Ghana’s founding father, late Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, one of the continent’s greatest leaders. The park is a great place for walking and taking in those quintessential Accra downtown views. The best way to absorb the cultural heritage and natural beauty of Ghana.

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Efua Sutherland Children’s Park

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Efua Sutherland Children’s Park in Accra, Ghana | © K-os/Flickr

With a hot and humid year-round, you’re not short of time to make the most out of the weather and get outdoors in Accra. At about 14 acre of green space, the Efua Sutherland Children’s Park is large, spacious grounds suitable for various kinds of outdoor activities and events. Gather a group of friends or family, grab some blankets and a basket full of food and drink and enjoy a fun picnic.

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Lakeside Marina Park

Want to discover the best of Accra outdoor fun? You are in the right place. The Lakeside Marina Park is the city’s best kept secret that offers a variety of leisure activities such as playing golf, horse-riding, free-fall slide, a cruise around the lake and even fishing. There’s also a children’s playground with swings and walkways for roller-skating and skateboarding. The park also has a beautiful flower garden and well-manicured lawns to give you that calm relaxation and serenity.

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