Take A Walk In The Park Day may be over, but you don’t really need to a set date to enjoy a walk in the park with your family and little ones. Here are some of the best parks that Kuala Lumpur and its immediate surroundings have to offer families.
Kepong Metropolitan Park
Catch kites of all colours and sizes riding the wind at Kepong Metropolitan Park. And if you’re suddenly inspired to try kiting yourself, there are plenty of sellers right outside the park to choose from. But if that’s not your thing, the park also has a remote control car circuit, a football field, a playground, jogging and cycling tracks as well as a variety of aquatic activities for all ages to enjoy.
Taman Metropolitan Kepong, 52100 KL.
TTDI Recreation Park
The TTDI Recreation Park, also known as Lembah Kiara Park, is arguably one of the more popular parks for families living in the Klang Valley. The park consists of a Community Hall, library, a hanging bridge, a small waterfall and a massive lake with a fountain where you will find turtles swimming as well as macaques hanging around the trees. There are 2 walking tracks: an easy 1km walk for families with children; and a more challenging 2km track that has an incline.
Taman Lembah Kiara, TTDI, 60000 KL.
The Central Park
Enjoy leisurely walks or bicycle rides along the lake or a family picnic on the manicured lawn at The Central Park, Desa ParkCity located just behind The Waterfront. An easy getaway, The Central Park is an ideal destination for families looking to spend their weekend away from the hustle and bustle of the big city. The very well-maintained park has a jogging track that is 9 feet wide making it easy for strollers to roll through the path without interrupting joggers, runners and cyclists.
The Central Park, Desa ParkCity, 52200 KL.
Perdana Botanical Gardens (Lake Gardens)
Perdana Botanical Gardens, more popularly known as Lake Gardens is one of the oldest and most popular public parks in KL. Through decades of extensive renovations and upgrades, this park has evolved over the years. In early 2010, thousands of new plants and trees were introduced into the gardens which is the reason for the official name change to the Botanical Gardens. Contrasts in shade and shape through flora of many origins can be observed. Be sure to marvel at the Bottle, Sausage, Cannonball and Baobab trees among the other verdant greenery.
Perdana Botanical Gardens, Tasik Perdana, 50480 KL.
Titiwangsa Lake Gardens
Titiwangsa Lake Gardens, also known as Taman Tasik Titiwangsa, is located just beside the busy streets of Jalan Tun Razak and is just a 5-minute walk away from Istana Budaya. It is a recreational park with facilities like jogging tracks, a number of lakes where you can see the KL skyline, aqua biking, canoeing and other fun, recreational activities for families.
Tasik Titiwangsa, 53200 KL.
KL Forest Eco Park
In the heart of the city lies one of the oldest forest reserves in Malaysia. Originally gazetted in 1906 as a permanent forest reserve spanning 17.5 hectares, the spread of urban development has cut its size down to only 9 hectares. Yet through maintenance and current development you can still get in touch with the rainforest with facilities such as the canopy walk that feature breath-taking aerial views. Go hiking and share the natural space with the birds, monkeys and other small mammals. Picnics are perfect on sunny days but if you plan on doing something a little more adventurous such as camping, prior permission is required.
KL Forest Eco Park, Bukit Nanas, Jalan Raja Chulan, 50250 KL.
Right in the city centre you will find KLCC Park, right outside Suria KLCC and the Petronas Twin Towers. A park full of entertainment for tots and children – From kid’s fountains to a fairly large playground, a fun walking path and a lake where the fountains dance along to the music in the evening, KLCC Park is sure to keep you entertained from dusk to dawn. It is a popular park for locals, expats and tourists as they can catch a brilliant view of the Twin Towers while they take their morning jogs.
KLCC, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 KL.
Though not the grandest park in the world, for Petaling Jaya residents, this park is a convenient option that offers most of the facilities you would expect at a park. The most defining features of the park would be the lake to enjoy a little water by the surrounding greenery and of course a playground for the kids. The park is suitable for hot and sunny days due to the many gazebos and shaded areas scattered around. The many paths and wide open spaces that trace around the lake also provide an enjoyable course for jogging and exercising. There is also a little known museum that details the history of Petaling Jaya.
Taman Jaya Park, Jalan Timur, Seksyen 10, 46000 Petaling Jaya.
Taman Tasik Permaisuri
Go for a stroll in this 40-hectare recreational park which features a massive lake, fountains and three outdoor gyms. There’s a jogging track as well as a jungle trekking path for families that love a bit more of a challenging outing. Even so, the playground amenities have seen better days, and the mature trees’ roots can be a bit of an obstacle course, so some parents say it’s best to go while it’s still very bright.
Bandar Tun Razak, Cheras, 56100 Kuala Lumpur.
Text Credit: Kathryn Rao, Marie Low & Syahir Ashri.