They say one man’s trash is a treasure to another and Cyprus Park in Nakuru attests to this. Approximately 3-Kilometers and 7-minutes’ drive from Nakuru Central Business District, sits 30 cone-cave domes of 1,500 metric tons each at Nakuru Industrial Area.
One is immediately ushered in by calm ‘leafy suburb’ vibes when driving into the ingenious designed facility. Cyprus Park Nakuru has been rehabilitated to a one-of-its-kind recreational theme park for leisure and enjoyment!
Nakuru has a population of slightly over 2 million and has been grappling with a dearth of meaningful recreational facilities. When the National Government listed the establishment under the leasing program, the decision to convert the facility into a value-add hub for the people of Nakuru was a worthwhile opportunity.
We opened our doors on the 16th of April 2022 after successfully rehabilitating the first few domes and the reception from the public thus far is very encouraging. The ready domes house a variety of indoor games, two are restaurants which can be used as conference halls and one is a lavatory. Everyone asks what these ‘things’ are and its always a hearty chat when we tell the story.David Mwangi, Cyprus Park Director
The bins were formerly used as maize silos by the National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) built by Cypriots back in the 70’s. They were declared obsolete in the late 80’s owing to structural concerns raised by grain experts and researchers. These were meant to create underground storage for grains as a strategic food reserve. The silos however developed structural flaws that allowed moisture to permeate into the stored grains which became a health hazard forcing adoption of modern-day silo technology.
There are various outdoor and indoor FunScape activities for the entire family. Children can particularly enjoy electric train rides, bumper car races, quad bikes, inflatable pools, electric basketball games and virtual reality. Adults can revitalize at the garden restaurant, enjoy a jog or cycle along the pavement tracks between each dome.
Schools within Nakuru bring students to Cyprus Park for co-curricular activity and learnings. The next phase launching is an ultra-modern Amphitheater for friends and family to break the couch potato monotony in the name of Netflix and Chill.
We encourage entrepreneurs in both public and private sectors to optimize the use of dormant facilities in the Country to increase social amenities where people can share their cultures by partnering with local government in thinking up means to increase social amenities.David Mwangi, Director Cyprus Park Nakuru
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