Gautam Buddha Park is the latest addition to the numerous historical parks and monuments of Lucknow. It is believed that Gautam Buddha spent a major part of his life in Uttar Pradesh and that the earlier name of Lucknow was Nucklow, derived from the nails of Buddha that were placed here in a stupa. The park was developed by the Lucknow Development Authority in 1980 over an area of ten acres. It hosts a giant idol of Buddha on a giant marble platform.
It is located close to Rumi gate, Bara Imambara and Martyrs Memorial in the old city of Lucknow and is imbued with a peaceful ambience with its serene environment and exquisite beauty. It has artistically landscaped gardens, fountains, lamp posts, benches, railings, a variety of plants and several small statues.
A favorite destination of the local visitors as well as the tourists, the park offers a host of recreational activities both to the children and grown ups. While there are several facilities for the children to play a variety of games and sports and enjoy big rides, the elders can enjoy paddle boating in the canal running in it.