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Friends of City Park the Ultimate Placemakers!

View of Markhamia trees, and lawns at City Park by cngarachu

On 30th November 2016, colorful paintings appeared on Muindi Mbingu Street. This was the start of placemaking week in Nairobi; a week that celebrated and highlighted the need to appreciate the different desires of people who use public spaces. Children Skating on Muindi Mbingu Street [Photo: UnHabitat 2016 Placemaking Report] What is Placemaking? Placemaking is […]

WORLD CITIES DAY 2020 ~ MARCH TO CITY PARK

Daima Green Space Poster

“On this World Cities Day, we recognize the extraordinary contribution made by grassroots communities in our cities and towns. The value of communities has been brought into sharp focus during the response to COVID-19,” said António Guterres, Secretary General of United Nations. Well it does not get any more Grassroots than; a beautiful sunny Saturday […]

YOGA Kenya Free Yoga Sessions at City Park Every Sunday at 3 P.M.

A Beautiful Green Cool Day To do Yoga 2019. [Photo Credit: Yoga Kenya]

Living and working in an urban setting such as Nairobi can leave one exhausted, considering one is constantly bombarded by the sounds of motor vehicles, loud music playing everywhere and always having to maneuver through crowded places. The importance of valuing the relationship between the urban environment, human health and well-being is being increasingly recognized. […]

Developing a Comprehensive Plan for Restoration of City Park

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Following the handover of City Park to Kenya Forest Service from the Nairobi City County Government, a task-force comprising of representatives from KFS, NEMA, NMK, KEFRI, NMS, NCCG and Friends of City Park was constituted to develop a restoration plan for the Park. Ms Charity Munyasya, KFS’ Deputy Chief Conservator of Forests, chairs the Committee. […]