Considered to be the oldest and largest park in metropolitan Colombo, the Viharamahadevi Park is a centre for leisure and recreation. The park was originally named Victoria Park, after Queen Victoria, during the colonial period. It was subsequently changed to Viharamahadevi, to honour a celebrated Sri Lankan queen.
Located right beside the Colombo Town Hall, the park is famed for its jogging and cycling tracks, which are frequented by fitness enthusiasts. Moreover, the lush green lawns make the park an enticing venue for families and friends to meet and even enjoy a picnic.
Several events held within the park premises and at the amphitheatre, are often open to the public. From international street food festivals to entertainment events, the Viharamahadevi Park is a perfect spot in Colombo to participate in recreational activity.