The Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park (KNMP) will reopen to the public on Tuesday, July 11, 2023, according to a press release issued by Edward Quao, the Acting Director of the park.
The closure was necessary to prepare for the park’s commercial operation. It was closed from midnight on Friday, July 7, 2023, and will reopen on July 11. The statement wishes visitors a pleasant and enriching experience as they return to the park.
The Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park is located on the outskirts of Accra and occupies the former Accra Polo Grounds, where Dr. Kwame Nkrumah famously declared Ghana’s independence.
Originally built in 1990 by the late Head of State Jerry John Rawlings, the park serves as a tribute to Ghana’s rich heritage and was opened to the public in 1992. Over the years, it has attracted visitors from around the world, with an annual count of approximately 98,000 individuals who come to pay homage to Ghana’s first President and learn about his life and legacy.
The park underwent renovations and was officially commissioned by President Akufo-Addo on Tuesday, July 4, 2023.