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5 Urban Parks in Jakarta to Enjoy

You might want to take a break during weekends after work, go relax and soothe your mind for a while. You’d also probably want to grab your bike and ride across the city or jog a few laps. If that’s what you’re planning to do, then the best thing to do is go visit a park. You can go there with your family, friends, or even yourself. Jakarta is filled with buildings and skyscrapers, but it also has a lot of parks for people to go to. While there are probably a lot of parks here, not all of them are worthwhile. So, these are our recommended urban parks that you might visit this weekend!

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  1. Tebet Honda Park
Tebet Park

In 2010, Tebet Park was neglected until PT. Honda Prospect Motor decided to collaborate with the Jakarta administration. Together, they rejuvenated this abandoned park into one of the best parks in Jakarta today. This park is perfect for athletic people to workout during the weekends. They provide a jogging track, a mini soccer field, and a children’s playground. It’s also a perfect place for you to relax and have a picnic with your friends or family. Want to take some pictures and post them online? Not to worry because this park is also great for taking photos and pictures. Tebet Honda Park is filled with greenery, so the view is going to be spectacular. The park itself is clean, the park custodians are always ready to sweep falling leaves or clean the streets. 

Address: Jl. Tebet Timur Raya No.10, RT.10/RW.10, Tebet Tim., Kec. Tebet, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12820

Opening Hours: 09.00 – 21.00 (Monday – Sunday)

  1. Suropati Park 
Suropati Park

Situated in Menteng, Suropati Park is one of the most popular urban parks in Jakarta. A lot of people might already visit this park before since this is also one of the oldest parks in Jakarta. Some statues represent the first 6 countries to form ASEAN. these statues symbolize our country’s friendship with the other ASEAN countries. This park is 16.000 square meters big and is shaped like a circle, so traversing along this park won’t be a hard task. This is surely the place to go relaxing as you can enjoy the scenery that has plenty fo trees. This park has a stony path for those who want to experience a traditional foot massage. On weekends, the park will be crowded with people doing various activities. You can also join various free classes such as yoga class, violin class, tai chi class. In the afternoon, you can also hear live music from local musicians performing in the park.

Address: Jl. Taman Suropati No.5, RT.5/RW.5, Menteng, Kec. Menteng, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10310

Opening Hours: 00.00 – 00.00 (Monday – Sunday)

  1. Lapangan Banteng Park 
Lapangan Banteng Park

Lapangan Banteng Park is quite an exciting place to go with your friends and family. Located in Gambir, this park has the historical monument of the Liberation of West Irian. This park is also used as one of the shooting locations for Chris Hemsworth’s movie Blackhat. Quite interesting right? This is the perfect place for people who want to workout during the weekends. You can invite your friends to play basketball in the court and use the area around the monument to jog. The park also has an Instagramable area in the Amphitheatre so you can take pictures there. Near the Amphitheatre, there is a playground for children to play, so it’s a great place to bring your kids. At night you can watch the Dancing Water Fountain as the water move and play songs. It’s a romantic place where you can bring your significant other on a date. 

Address: Pasar Baru, Sawah Besar, Central Jakarta City, Jakarta 10710

Opening Hours: 05.00 – 22.00 (Monday – Sunday)

  1. Waduk Pluit Park 
Waduk Pluit Park

This park’s area used to be a slum where thousands of residents used to illegally live there. Thankfully, the Jokowi-Basuki duo can successfully relocate all of them and renovate the area. Now this once grubby park has transformed into an eco-friendly family park where a lot of people love to visit. This green space bordering a lake has paved paths for jogging, and benches for sitting. Like any other park, Waduk Pluit also has a track for joggers and cyclists. You can ride your bike or jog by the waterfront and enjoy the scenery. They also provide an outdoor gym for you to work out after a run. For those who like to fish, you can use the reservoirs to go fishing. You can feel the cool breeze from the waterfront, making you calm while you sit on the bench. All of these facilities are free to use, so you can enjoy all of this without worrying about spending money. 

Address: 6, Jl. Pluit Tim. Raya No.12, RT.6/RW.5, Pluit, Kec. Penjaringan, Kota Jkt Utara, Jawa Barat 14450

Opening Hours: 00.00 – 00.00 (Monday – Sunday)

  1. Ayodya Park
Ayodya Park

Ayodya Park is probably one of Jakarta’s most beautiful parks in Jakarta. This is surprising since it was used to be the site where fish vendors sell their products until 2009. This park circular park is 7500 square meters big with a fountain at its center. There are floating lotus leaves decorated by several lights in the form of octopus too. It is furnished with chairs and steps for sitting with gazebos and restrooms as well. They have jogging tracks that are surrounded by greenery making the scenery more beautiful. If you’re trying to take a peaceful long walk, this is the place to go. What’s special about this park is that they have facilities and toilets for the disabled. During the afternoon, a lot of employees from surrounding buildings like to have lunch in this park. At night, this park is filled with food vendors, making it filled with people eating and relaxing in the benches. 

Address: 7, Jl. Lamandau III No.RT.4, RT.4/RW.7, Kramat Pela, Kec. Kby. Baru, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12130

Opening Hours: 00.00 – 00.00 (Monday – Sunday)

So, these are our list of the 5 best urban parks in Jakarta. We hope you can use this as a preference when you’d visit the parks in Jakarta in the future. But if you want to read more about Jakarta, especially best Jakarta Walking Tours, click here!

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