19 Parks in Kathmandu

In Kathmandu, there are many parks where people can relax and enjoy nature. These parks have trees, flowers, and sometimes ponds. People go there to walk, play, or have picnics with their families. One popular park is called the Garden of Dreams. It has beautiful gardens and places to sit and relax. Another well-known park is Sankhadhar Park (Ratna Park), which is big and has ponds and statues. People like to visit these parks to escape the busy city and enjoy some peace and quiet in nature.

Amideva Buddha Park

Amideva Buddha Park Is also popular as Swayambhu Park or Buddha Park. There are three giant statues of the Buddha, 67 feet tall. It is at the foothill of the Swayambhunath Stupa, a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is a small and beautiful park in front of the road to Ichangu. The entrance is free and there you can find a washroom also.

Balaju Park

Balaju Park is a popular destination located in Balaju, Kathmandu. With its serene atmosphere and beautiful surroundings, it is suitable for families and friends to enjoy picnics and leisurely walks. It is also known as Baisdhara as there are 22 waterspouts.

There is a small peaceful hill where you can also enjoy your time, at the foot of dense Raniban. The swimming pool in the park is considered the oldest swimming pool in Kathmandu. There is a certain ticket amount to enter the park.

Attractions: swimming pool, baish dhara (22 stone taps), park, pond, forest, Lord Vishnu statues on the water.

Bhrikutimandap Park

Bhrikutimandap Park is located in the heart of Kathmandu near the Bhrikutimandap Exhibition Hall. The park holds historical significance as it is named after Bhrikuti, the Nepali princess who married the Tibetan Prince. It is one of the important green spaces in the city. While it may not have as many features as some other parks, its location and historical significance make it a notable attraction. It serves as a green lung in the urban landscape, allowing people to relax, unwind, and enjoy nature within the city limits.

Bhrikutimandap Park often serves as a venue for events, video shooting, etc. Being centrally located in Kathmandu, Bhrikutimandap Park is close to several other tourist attractions such as Thamel and Durbar Marg. To access this park, you will need to purchase tickets at the entrance gate. Additionally, there are toilet facilities available within the park premises. Next to this park lies a children’s amusement park known as Kathmandu Fun Park.

Bhugol Park

Bhugol Park is located in front of Bishal Bazaar on New Road. It is the first public park in Kathmandu. It was established in 1934 by Shree tin Juddha Samsher as a temporary shelter during the 1934 earthquake. One can get free entry inside the park.

Bhutkhel Public Park

Bhutkhel Park is located in Tokha, Kathmandu. It is one of the crowded parks in the Tokha area during public holidays. It serves as a venue for various cultural events, social gatherings, video shooting, and recreational activities. The park features sal trees and a lovely grassy lawn.

Garden of Dreams

Garden of Dreams is a beautiful park located in Kaiser Mahal near Narayan Hiti Museum (old Royal Palace), where you can relax in an open area. It is a European-style garden located near the Thamel tourist hub. It is a peaceful oasis in the middle of the bustling city. It is also known as the Garden of Six Seasons which is different from other parks in Nepal as it has beautiful pavilions, fountains, and architecture. It opens from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm every day. The ticket price is Rs. 150 per person for Nepali and Rs. 400 per person for Non-Nepali.

Golfutar Park

Golfutar Park is a beautiful place with a green garden. There is a playground inside the park such as a basketball court and football ground. Locals also find it a great spot for a morning walk. A small and quiet park ideal for kids, couples, and the elderly.

Jagdol Shaheed Park

Jagdol Martyr Park is located in Gokarneshwar, Kathmandu. One can get a beautiful view of Kathmandu.

Khusibu Children Park

It is small but a good place for children to play and for morning walks. There is no charge for entry to this park.

Manjushree Park

Manjushree Park is located in the Chobhar Gorge of Kirtipur. It’s connected to fascinating legends about the origins of the Kathmandu Valley. Major Attractions of Manjushree Park are the Manjushree statue, the base of the gorge where the Bagmati River flows, and Manjushree Cave. Manjushree Cave is believed to be the spot where Manjushree meditated. It is approximately 10 kilometers from Kathmandu Downtown.

Narayan Chaur

Narayan Chaur is located at Naxal. It is officially known as Nandikeshwor Bagaicha. It is a small park popular for morning walks near Nag pokhari. The park is surrounded by roads on all sides. There is free entry inside the park.

Pushpalal Memorial Park

This park is near Dallu bridge, way to Swayambhunath. It is near the river. It was built in the memory of comrade Pushpalal Shrestha. The park is well-maintained and has a playground.

Raniban Park

Raniban Park is a beautiful park located in Raniban, Kathmandu. It is a small beautiful community park, that opens on weekends only. It is a nice place to hang out and for children to play.

Ranibari

Ranibari is a beautiful and peaceful open space located in Kathmandu with lots of trees. People like to visit Ranibari to relax, take walks, and enjoy nature.

Samakhusi Children Park

Samakhusi Children Park is located in Samakhusi. It is a small park near the Samakhusi road.

Sankhadhar Park (Ratna Park)

Sankhadhar Park is a popular park located in the heart of Kathmandu city near Rani Pokhari. It is named after Sankhadhar Sakhwa, a historical figure, and the founder of the Nepal Sambat calendar. In 1964, King Mahendra Bir Bikram Shah established this park in the name of his second wife, Queen Ratna. Ratna Park is renamed as Sankadhar Park. There is a sculpture of Sankhadhar Sakhwa and Padma Ratna Tuladhar.

It is a good choice for a nature lover, for peace lover, and a couple. Visitors can enjoy the greenery, a water fountain, and swings (for children) in the park. There is also a public toilet inside the park and a water bank (drinking water) outside the park. One can also shoot videos for YouTube, TikTok, etc.

The park covers an area of 13 ropani of land. One needs to pay certain fees to enter this park, but entry fees are cheap compared to other parks.

Shankha Park

Shankha Park is located at Dhumbarahi, Ringroad, Kathmandu. It is near a place named Chappal Karkhana. It was built as Panchayat Rajat Jayanti Park in the year 2043 B.S. After the restoration of democracy, the name of the park was renamed Shankh Park in 2046.

There is a beautiful garden with temples. Most people visit this place for a morning walk. There is a place and equipment for physical exercise. The total area of this park is 22 ropanis.

Switzerland Park

Switzerland Park is located in Nagarjuna 7. It covers a total area of 100+ Ropani (50880 sq. meters). It is also a picnic spot. Entrance is free and one can enjoy beautiful views from the top.

Tribhuvan Park

Tribhuvan Park is a beautiful part and also a famous picnic spot located at the South-West corner of Kathmandu in Thankot. This park was built in the name of King Tribhuvan by King Birendra on February 14, 1972. At the entrance, there is a statue of King Tribhuvan Bir Bikram Shah. It has lawns, a flower garden, and water fountains.

There are cooking areas, playgrounds, gardens, ponds, traditional water taps, shops and restaurants. It covers 6104.88 sq. mtr. of land. It is approximately 3.3 km from the Ring Road. You can bring a badminton set to play.

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