Over Six million trees have been planted and 34,992 trees pruned in Lagos State by LASPARK since the state government initiated the tree planting campaign as part of measures to reduce the effects of the global climate change.
The LASPARK greening exercise has generated over 96,484 employment opportunities for horticulturists, pruners, gardeners, welders, tanker drivers and security personnel.
We (LASPARK) have had 351,000 people visit the parks across the state. 327– Parks and Gardens have been established and maintained statewide. These include; 3 Public Event Parks, 297-Gardens, 31-schools, 2-Community Parks and Gardens.
The Agency (LASPARK) have established two (2) Plant Nurseries at Agege and Ikorodu. From inception to date, we have been able to propagate 201,444 plant seedlings of 135 species.
Our Vision Statement
A Greener Healthier Lagos
Our Core Values
Our Mission Statement
To create a sustainable beautiful, safe and healthy State through the establishment of functional parks, gardens and recreational centres in line with international standards and best practices.
To restore the lost glory of Lagos as a beautiful and healthy state
To achieve the Millennium Development Goal 7 (MDG) by ensuring environmental sustainability
In The News
Lagos to Open Ikorodu, Badagry Parks for Easter Celebration
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwumi Ambode, has directed the State Parks and Garden Agency (LASPARK) to open the newly completed recreational park at Ikorodu and Badagry for public use during the Easter celebration.
General Manager LASPARK, Mrs. Abimbola Jijoho-Ogun who disclosed this to journalists Wednesday said both parks would be open as a test run with all the necessary facilities obtainable in any standard parks across the state.
She assured residents that the government has put in place security measures, to enable then use the park without nursing any fear.JIjoho-Ogun said government is collaborating with partners adding that the parks would be open free of charge all through the Easter period with funfairs for children and adults to have a fun filled Easter period.
She said the five hectares metropolitan park at Ibeju Lekki is still on course adding that it has completed perimeter fencing with about 1million trees planted to protect the acquired land for the park.
The GM also informed that the agency has concluded plans to train over 750 young assistant horticulturists from the 57 local Government Areas and Local Council Developments Area.
She said the assistant horticulturists after completing their training would be assigned some of the newly established or existing parks to mange.
“In readiness for the rain, the agency has commenced aggressive tree pruning exercise across the state to forestall the danger associated with tree falling and windstorm.”
She enjoined residents to report to the agency any tree that may posed danger to lives and properties anywhere across the state.
She said the agency is ready and willing to partner with private and business concerns to adopt and maintain open greenery to ensure that all support the state for a greener, healthier Lagos.
She enjoined all operators of parks in the state to regularize their operations with LASPARK as the agency needs to certify that these parks meet both state and international standard.