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“Thank goodness for Freedom Park!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Freedom Park Lagos

Freedom Park Lagos
Old Prison Ground Broad Street, Lagos, Nigeria
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Ranked #3 of 20 attractions in Lagos
Type: Historic Sites
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Lagos, Nigeria
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Thank goodness for Freedom Park!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

At long last-- a cool and casual place to hang-out, catch-up with friends where everyone feels welcome! Freedom Park fills a much needed niche in Lagos. It has an eclectic, revolving program of live music, film, and the performance arts and excellent food and drink! There are several activity "hubs" in the Park. You can sit in the outdoor area and order from one of the many eateries (including a vegan option! ...both food and drink are very reasonably priced by Lagos standards). There are two open air stages at either end of the Park, and two indoor galleries. Typically there is something happening in at least one of the venues on a weekend.There is a 200 Naira Park entrance fee and most events are free of charge. It tends to wind down by about 10:30 p.m. Thank goodness for Freedom Park!

Visited September 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Amazing destination”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

This place is an awesome holiday destination. You must see to love it. I went with my family during school holidays and spent unforgettable 4hrs there. I strongly recommend this Freedom Park to anyone hoping to have a family fun!

Visited May 2013
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Lagos, Nigeria
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3 attraction reviews
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“Need a walk?”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Nice park, apart from many nice events are scheduled there, you can also see families and people enjoying what its name said "free" for their minds

Visited August 2012
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Lagos, Nigeria
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“Bringing Back the Good Old Times”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Freedom Park, an historical site - a former prison yard in the Colonial era, has been converted into a rallying point for the arts. A melting pot of sorts for drama, music, art and crafts and the likes. Just as named, the architectural theme adopted throughout the park emphasizes the notion of freedom - the Restrooms have no doors!

A place for upcoming artists to showcase their works, it is also a wonderful place to relax after a hard day's work as it shares close proximity with the ever bolstering city of Lagos - Nigeria's commercial nerve center.

Freedom Park with its array of eateries, bars and wifi environment is sure ready to bring back the memories of the good old yet safe times in Lagos. However, the managers of this laudable initiative would do well to keep the nearby Police Station (Lion Building) in check as the frequent parking of impounded vehicles along one of the Park's entrances apart from creating a bottleneck may also be a hinderance in the event of an emergency evacuation.

For a visitor to Lagos, Freedom Park is a place to visit - a blend of history, culture and the hospitality of Lagosians is always on the menu.

Visited June 2013
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“lagos fast selling garden,so far”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

its situated along broad street,infact alot of places have been on island places like city mall,lagoon font,museum centre nd so on,it has avery gud environment,drinks foods,a stage,a gallery,nd a well equiped settings of seating for viewers.

Visited April 2013
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