Victoria Park, Nuwara Eliya
|Victoria Park, Nuwara Eliya|
|Location||Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka|
|Area||11 ha (27 acres)|
|Operated by||Nuwara Eliya Municipal Council|
4000 – 5000 (foreign)
|Status||Open all year|
Originally the park was the research field of Hakgala Botanical Garden. The park was formally named in 1897 to commemorate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. The park was established with the planting of its first tree, an Oak, by a visiting German Princess. The Nanu Oya River runs through the park, creating a number of small scenic lakes that greatly enhance the park's natural beauty. A large number of rare bird species can be found in the park. At the far end of the park is a small children's playground and miniature ridable railway.