Get Rid of Tiredness By Relaxing in 9 Jakarta City Parks
Various workloads and deadlines sometimes can make your mind tired, especially for workers who live in big cities like Jakarta. To just unwind after work, calm your mind in the various city parks of Jakarta.
In the dense urban area of Jakarta, you can still find city parks that are green open spaces. Here are some city parks in Jakarta that you can visit to unwind from your daily routine. Check out the following!
- Suropati Park
Suropati Park is located not far from the Sunda Kelapa Mosque area. This park is one of the favorite spots for young Jakartans because you can find WiFi spots provided in this park. At Suropati Park, you will also find many beautiful birds that perch and fly on every tree.
Suropati Park has been built since 1920 and was formerly called Burgemeester Bisschopplein. In this park, you can also see statues of representatives of ASEAN countries. In addition to enjoying the garden atmosphere, you can also enjoy various culinary offerings from food vendors around the park.
- Cattleya Park
Cattleya Park is a city park with instagramable views located in the Kemanggisan area. This park has an area of more than 3 hectares and is planted with various flowers and trees. Its wonderful location makes this park often used as a pre-wedding photo location.
In addition to being instagramable spot for taking pictures, in this park, often called Taman Tomang, you can also do other activities such as jogging or riding bicycles. In the middle of the park, you can also relax while enjoying the man-made lake.
- Menteng Park
This park was originally a former Menteng stadium and has now become one of the parks that have become Jakarta’s landmarks. This park is often called the “central park” of Jakarta. This legendary park has a greenhouse icon which is an exhibition place for Indonesian painters.
The facilities in this park are pretty complete, ranging from wifi, jogging track, children’s play area, to a field for sports activities such as basketball or volleyball. Around Menteng Park, you can also find various food vendors and Jakarta street food, such as dimsum, fried rice, chicken noodles and padang-satay.
- Spathodea Park
Spathodea Park is one of the unique city parks and is often referred to as the Leaning Garden. This is because Spathodea Park has a fairly unique and terraced land contour. The name Spathodea Park was taken because in this garden area, many Spathodea flowers grow to fill the garden.
If you visit this park on Sunday, you can visit the Spathodea Reading Park, which lends a wide collection of books for children. In addition to the reading park, this park also has other facilities such as an man-made lake, jogging track, outdoor gym, and a large fish pond.
- Kalijodo Park
Kalijodo Park is a city park along the east bank of the Jakarta Flood Canal that elevates the street style. One of the attractions of this park is the skatepark area, and is one of the largest skatepark areas in Southeast Asia. The area of this park exceeds 1.4 hectares and has quite complete facilities.
This park is equipped with children’s play facilities, a hawker center, murals, and instagrammable wall paintings that can be your photo background. In addition to being green open space, this park has also been designated as an integrated, child-friendly public space.
- Srengseng City Forest Park
Srengseng City Forest Park presents a calm and lush garden area with many trees growing around the park like in a forest area. In the middle of this park you can also find a small lake where visitors can fish.
In this park, you can also use other facilities in wall climbing and play facilities for children. For those who want to participate in yoga activities, Srengseng City Forest Park also regularly holds yoga activities every Sunday at seven in the morning.
- Tabebuya Park
In Jakarta, you can also feel the atmosphere like in Japan by visiting Tabebuya Park. As the name suggests, this park is filled with Tabebuya plants with pink flowers like cherry blossoms. However, this tabebuya flower only blooms at certain times, around the middle to the end of the rainy season.
In addition to enjoying the beauty of tabebuya flowers, in this park you can also enjoy various garden facilities such as jogging tracks and fish ponds overgrown with lotus flowers.
- Pluit Reservoir Park
Pluit Reservoir Park is a park in the middle of the Pluit reservoir area. The park, which was inaugurated in 2013, is one of the best areas to watch the sunset in the city of Jakarta. No wonder this park is always crowded in the afternoon with people who want to enjoy the sunset.
In addition to being a place to enjoy the sunset, in this park you can also use various available facilities, such as a jogging track, amphitheater, basketball court, futsal court, and a playground for children.
- Lapangan Banteng Park
Lapangan Banteng Park was once only known for its annual flora and fauna exhibition. However, after the renovation, now Lapangan Banteng Park has turned into a very instagramable park. One of the attractions of this park is the dancing fountain show combined with lighting and music technology.
To enjoy the dancing fountain show in this park, you can visit on weekends. The 15-minute show will start at 18.30. In addition to dancing fountain shows, you can also exercise and take pictures at exciting spots in this park.
Those are 9 city parks in Jakarta that can be an alternative tourist spot to unwind from your daily routine. Ready to start your getaway to Jakarta? Visit Wonderful Indonesia, and don’t miss out on the magic!