Crow Island Beach
Crow Island Beach Park is developed as a public park in the recent past. It is next to the outfall of the Kelani River. The park is spread over a large area. To be exact, it is 17 acres.
Number of benches are placed at the entrance under trees, allowing people to have a seat and a chat. This wide open area has allowed parents to let the kids play and keep watching them out.
There are lots of both small and large scale shops along the park. You can see some the small shops in the above picture. Toys, beverages, snacks and various types of food are available in them. Even some large-scale restaurants are placed inside Crow Island Beach Park.
Located 7 kilometres from north Colombo’s CBD, Crow Island has a history of many criminal activities and extensive pollution. Over the year, after many protests, this area has been converted into a family-friendly, recreational beach park. This park was opened to public in April 2016 and borders the mouth of the Kelani River. The park is developed amidst mangroves and marshes and boasts a mix of coastal vegetation. You can take a stroll here or just sit and have a relaxing time as you gaze at the beautiful waters. Here you will find many restaurants and cafes where you can enjoy a nice, sit-down meal.