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City Park Monthly Clean Up – World Environment Day 2023 Edition


Our monthly clean-up activity on Saturday June 3rd 2023 coincided with the annual World Environment Day celebrations and adopted the #BeatPlasticPollution theme.  Waste management at the park has been a challenge and a significant percentage of the litter is plastics. (Sweets and biscuit wrappers, bottles and disposable plastic cups among others). This is evident especially […]

Children’s Art to help rehabilitate Nairobi City Park


On Sunday 30th April 2023, Friends of City Park Association (FoCPA), partnered with Chez Mahmadi and Loreto Convent Valley Road Primary School (LCVR) to organize a fun and very successful art auction as the very first fundraiser in aid of Nairobi City Park (CP). The event was held @ Chez Mahmadi, a centre that hosts […]

Collection of Wetland Plants from the Institute of Primate Research Sewage Treatment Ponds

Collecting a few Cyperus papyrus shoots

On Thursday 13th April, Benard, Cynthia, Fleur & Baldip set out to collect wetland plants from the Institute of Primate Research (IPR) Sewage Treatment Ponds. IPR is part of the National Museums of Kenya (NMK). In preparations for the collection and beforehand they were ably assisted by IPR staff and guide, Silver. IPR has a […]

A Butterfly Expedition at City Park, Nairobi

Green-banded Swallowtail by P. Usher

As participants gathered at the Park entrance we were treated to a pair of skipper butterflies, doing quick hops around a short duranta bush. Immediately we are introduced to the first lesson of the day; you can tell a butterfly’s family by how they fly. According to the expert present, the Skipper butterflies belong to […]