Landscaping, tree planting will protect environment – LASPARK

Lagos State Parks and Gardens Agency director general Ms. Adetoun Popoola said the agency will continue to promote healthy living through landscaping, beautifying contaminated sites, and establishing parks and gardens in the state.

Popoola said this during an interactive session with journalists in Ikoyi.

According to her, Lagosians have a responsibility to conserve natural resources and protect the ecosystem in order to promote the health and wellbeing of all.

She said LASPARK will continue to promote healthy living by planting and caring for trees across the state to help mitigate the effects of climate change.

Popoola announced that the agency had planted over seven million trees and established about 10 parks and over 200 gardens in the state’s five departments.

She said, “We realize that people need to relax. There is a lot of chaos in the country, our lives are very busy and in the midst of all the daily challenges we need to make time to have fun with friends and families. And our parks are ideal places to relax.

“In addition to leisure and recreational purposes, these parks and gardens can also be rented for various social and business events. Schools can also take trips to these parks, ”she added.

Speaking about the accomplishments of LASPARK under the current administration, Popoola said the agency had taken over free and contaminated spaces in Lagos and redesigned them to be more aesthetic.

Some of the locations, they say, include Outer Marina, Albati Barracks and Onipan on Ikorodu Road, Alaka in Surulere, Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way and Oba Akinjobi Way GRA, Ikeja, the mothers and children center in Badagry, among others.

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