This is quite possibly the nicest park space in Colombo, if you can get past the sometimes defensive security guards. The Mount Lavinia Children’s Park is quite expressly for children, at least until four. Even then, certain activities (playing cricket or football for example) are banned. These rules, however, are part of what makes the space so peaceful. That plus the view.
The park is perched above the Mount Lavinia Hotel and the ocean. It’s a serene public space where you can hear and smell the sea but still be surrounded by green. They have a huge lawn, ample playground equipment, a full basketball court and even a small lending library.
The Mount Lavinia Children’s Park is open from 7 AM to 7 PM daily. As the name suggests, it’s best to bring a kid.