Millennium Park (Abuja)


Millennium Park (Abuja)
Millennium Park
}}
Inauguration Ceremony
Type Public Park
Location Abuja, Nigeria
Area 80 acres (32 ha)
Created December 2003
Operated by City of Abuja and SALINI Nigeria Ltd
Pools and fountains in the park
A view of the park

The Millennium Park is the largest public park of Abuja, the capital of Nigeria and is located in the Maitama district of the city.

The Millennium Park was inaugurated by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom on the 4th December 2003. It’s located near to the former Presidential Palace close to the nucleus of presidential and administrative buildings of the city.

A river crosses the Park in its main rectilinear axis, dividing it into two parts.

One side on the Park is dedicated to uncontaminated nature. In a system of terraces at different levels are located Nigeria's mountain vegetation, Savanna, Deciduous forest, Rainforest and brushwood as well as greenhouses for butterflies and tropical birds.

The other side, corresponding to the main entrance from road, is dedicated to the scientific knowledge of the natural environment. This part of the Park has a very traditional and rigid Italian Style Garden Layout. Entering the Park, a rectilinear path completely paved with roman white travertine brings the public into its green areas. A series of fountains run alongside this white mark refreshing the public during the hottest days. This path visually links the enormous Cotton Tree, a holy tree of Abuja situated on one side of the Millennium Park, with the Aso Rock, the holy Rock of Abuja. The path layout is based on a trident geometry separated by huge polygonal pools. The roads are crossed by a series of multicoloured bushes going from yellow to red with a very particular wave-like course.

This Park, conceived and designed by the Italian architect Manfredi Nicoletti, has quickly become one of the main attractions of the city of Abuja bringing thousands of people together each day.

During the Millennium Park opening ceremony, each Commonwealth Head of State has planted symbolically a Ravenala madagascariensis palm giving birth to the Park. Among others were present the President of Nigeria Olusegun Obasanjo, UK prime Minister Tony Blair and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

External links


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Millennium Park (disambiguation) — Millennium Park is a park in Chicago, Illinois. Millennium Park may also refer to: Millennium Park (Calgary), Canada Millennium Park (Kolkata), India Millennium Park (Abuja), Nigeria Millennium Park (Grand Rapids), a park in Grand Rapids,… …   Wikipedia

  • Abuja —   City   …   Wikipedia

  • Abuja — Abuja …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Manfredi Nicoletti — Manfredi Nicoletti. Manfredi Nicoletti (born 16 June 1930) is an Italian architect. Contents 1 Biography 2 …   Wikipedia

  • Manfredi Nicoletti — (* 16. Juni 1930 in Rieti) ist ein italienischer Architekt. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Manfredi Nicoletti — Naissance 16 juin 1930 Rieti (Italie) Nationalité   …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Koraf Hotels & Apartments — (Abuja,Нигерия) Категория отеля: 3 звездочный отель Адрес: Plot A13, Dawak …   Каталог отелей

  • Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham — (Abuja,Нигерия) Категория отеля: 4 звездочный отель Адрес: No 1 Uke Stree …   Каталог отелей

  • Liste der größten Fußballstadien — Stadion Erster Mai (Pjöngjang) – mit 150.000 Sitzplätzen größtes Stadion der Welt …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Major sports event hosting in Britain during the 2010s — The United Kingdom has been awarded, or is bidding to hold, a number of major international sporting events during the 2010s leading to an idea of a Golden Decade in British sport.[1] The idea of the golden decade has been discussed in many… …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.