- Diyasuru Park is an urban wetland park which is located in Sri Jayawardanapura, the administrative capital of Sri Lanka, at the vicinity of the Parliament. It is an ideal place to relax in busy and crowded and noisy Colombo. The park is spread over an area of 60 acres. The park showcases a range of wetland habitats such as marshes, flooded woodlands, lakes, and ponds including wonders of urban wildlife in Colombo. More than 230 animal species have been recorded from the park including many rare and migrant birds, butterflies, dragonflies, mammals, many types of fishes including endemics, amphibians, and reptiles. Park offers many features and activities for visitors to have unique wetland experience in the middle of the city. These features include bird watching tower, bird hide, butterfly garden, organic agriculture area, open study area, buildings which are adaptive to nature, boardwalks to enjoy the beauty of the wilderness while walking through the wetland, plant nursery, ecology laboratory, ample parking and restroom facilities. External Links Wetlands losing ground – The Island
- The Jathika Namal Uyana is located in Anuradhapura District of North Central Province. This can be accessed through Madatugama Pubbogama Andiyagala road and 6.5km away from the Kandy-Jaffna Highway (see the below map for exact location). This is the largest ironwood forest in Sri Lanka and where Asia’s largest rose quartz mountain is located in. The Jathika Namal Uyana had been a sanctuary for Buddhist monks during the era of King Devanampiyatissa. Later it had been used as a prison camp where the punishment was to plant Na trees. External Links Mother Nature’s wonderful creation Jathika Namal Uyana Sri Lanka’s historical natural park
- A nice place to relax in busy and crowded Colombo. Diyatha Uyana is located in Polduwa Junction of Battaramulla town, just next to the Water’s Edge hotel. It is constructed on a marshy lands on the banks of the Diyawanna Oya. The park gives opportunity for visitors to hang around, have chats and even for jogging as there are jogging paths. You can go on boat ride and also there is floating restaurant which you can reserve for private functions. The floating restaurant can accommodate 36 to 55 persons. Many people visit Diyata Uyana in evening hours. There number of good food stalls that you can chose from.
- The Victoria Park is located in the center of the Nuwara Eliya City. It is a quiet place inside the busy city of Nuwara Eliya. The park has formally named in 1897 to commemorate Queen Victoria‘s 60th anniversary. Originally the park has been the research field of Hakgala Botanical Garden. The park has established by planting of its first tree, an Oak, by a visiting German Princess.