The Johnson Jakande Tinubu (JJT) Park is one place that should be on your list if you ever intend to tour good places in Lagos, that are not restaurants, clubs, lounges, or bars. This recreational park was built by a former governor of Lagos state to honour three strong past leaders and also give residents a way to enjoy nature in a serene environment. Read our post on JJT Park Ikeja Guide And Review to learn more about the park.
The establishment of the JJT Park is one creation in Lagos that makes a lot of sense, and it is also very futuristic with regards to boosting tourism in the state. Being here doesn’t just provide respite from the concrete jungle that is Lagos, but it is also a testament to just how invested the Lagos State Government is in preserving trees and greenery, in a city with rapid architectural development.
If you will be attending the JJT Park Ikeja, then our guide and review can help you navigate your day in this place.
About JJT Park Ikeja
Johnson Jakande Tinubu (JJT) Park is an ultra-modern recreational built to honour three former Governors of the state, Brigadier Mobolaji Johnson (Rtd.), Alhaji Lateef Jakande and Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu. It was commissioned by the Former Governor of Lagos State (Akinwunmi Amobde) on December 13, 2017.
Ambode announced the park as part of efforts by his administration to immortalize those who worked hard for the development of Lagos as not only the Centre of Excellence but also one of Africa’s most prominent City States. The aim of establishing the park is mostly for relaxation and social gatherings too.
Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday, 9 am – 6 pm.
Gate fee: Free.
Location: 8B Regina, Omolara Street, Off Awosika Bus Stop, Opebi, Ikeja, Lagos.
Facilities At JJT Park Ikeja
The JJT Park Ikeja occupies a total land area of approximately 21,880sqm, among other things, and has the following facilities:
- Chess Game
- 24 Toilets
- 24 Hours Electricity
- Children’s Playground
- Parking Space
- Free Wi-Fi
- Food Court
Fun Things To Do At JJT Park Ikeja
JJT Park Ikeja has certain activities lined out for visitors, which you can choose to enjoy solo or with your friends. It is a good place to take your kids too and is safe. If you do find yourself here on an exploration day trip, you can indulge in any of these things below:
1. Use The Free Wifi
If you are a content creator or just went to the park to get some work done, you can enjoy the free Wi-Fi provided by JJT Park Ikeja. The name is Lagos Wifi, so you can connect to it to do whatever you want at no cost.
2. Explore The Grounds
When you go to this park, be ready to walk around. Things you could explore include:
- Take pictures in front of the Lagos symbol statue (Eyo masquerade).
- Pose in front of the rock that has the face of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
- Check out the fountain.
- Eat at the food court.
3. Host A Picnic
There are no restrictions about bringing your food and music to the park, so in case you want to have a little picnic at the JJT Park Ikeja, you are free to do so. Just don’t litter and follow management’s rules regarding this.
4. Take Your Kids To The Children’s Playground
Your younger siblings or kids will certainly enjoy running around the Children’s Playground at the JJT Park. You can take them there for a thrilling experience.
Park Spaces At JJT Park Ikeja And Prices
The JJT Park Ikeja has lots of spaces you can book to host events, and they all go for different prices. Each Park Space varies by capacity too, so the pricing you get depends on what you want.
We gave a brief price breakdown below:
|Park Space||Capacity||Amount (₦)|
|Love Nest 1 Gazebo||5||10,000|
|Tuja Gazebo / Hibiscus Gazebo + Extension||100||200,000|
|Ixora Gazebo + Extension||60||100,000|
At JJT Park Ikeja, you can utilise any of the park services for a fee. You could do anything here from shooting a music video or a commercial for your business.
Here is the price breakdown of each service:
|Park Service||Duration||Amount (₦)|
|Film and TV Production||Per day||500,000|
|Television Commercials||Per day||200,000|
|Web Commercials||Per day||100,000|
|Corporate Videos||Per day||200,000|
|Product Videos||Per day||400,000|
|Marketing Videos||Per day||200,000|
|Music Videos||Per day||1,000,000|
Reviews About JJT Park Ikeja
JJT Park Ikeja was built for Lagosians by the Lagos State Government, but how well does it serve the residents? In this section, we share what some people who have visited the park think of it. You can read their reviews below to know what to expect.
1. Great Place For Shoots
JJT Park Ikeja is a great place for shoots, to have a nice family time, couples, or friends to hang out with. Taking an Uber or other cab down to this place is easier.
But visitors who can’t afford it can take a bus down to the secretariat from Berger or if they’re coming from the Island, can trek down to the park.
2. More Than 10 Persons Will Have To Pay
The entrance fee to the park is free for everybody, but groups of above 10 will have to pay 10k. Even if you’re only 11, you’ll pay N10,000.
3. Nice And Well-Maintained
JJT Park is nice and surprisingly well-maintained. Although some parts of it are under maintenance. The restroom is clean and taken care of, which guests found impressive. Being close to the Lagos State House of Assembly, locating this place should not be difficult.
4. Ideal Spot For Picnics
Johnson Jakande Tinubu Park is a nice place to hang out with your friends. No matter how many times you go there, you’ll have a good experience. You can rent mats which is recommended, as ants crawl on the floor.
The park is not too loud, even with the music playing. The scenery is beautiful too, although having more free access games for guests will be nice. Overall, it is an ideal spot for picnics.
5. Amazing Experience
The Park comes highly recommended for any type of hangout or relaxation. The surrounding is clean, highly secured, and safe, the children’s playground is kid-friendly, there is a large chess game to play, a parrot you can converse with, and sitting areas with shelter in case of rain or too much sun.
JJT Park features picture-perfect views, easy to locate by private or public transport, as it is just beside the House of Assembly entrance behind the Alausa Secretariat. If you are someone who doesn’t enjoy much crowd, you can go here on Tuesdays and Thursdays.