“A Sunday well spent brings a week of content” ~ Proverb.
Maybe you’ve heard of this popular saying before. Weekend is a perfect time to relax and refresh your mind. If you live around Jakarta, you must be bored of doing the same activities every weekend.
That’s why, trying something new can help you to recharge over the weekend before going back to your daily routine on Monday. There are several parks around Jakarta that are worth visiting. We’ve handpicked 8 of the best parks for you below, t-mates!
Spend Your Weekend at One of These 8 Best Parks!
Experience new things this weekend! We’ve summarized the list of 8 parks that can make your weekend be filled with joy!
1. Kalijodo Park
Kalijodo was formerly a place for prostitution and illegal gambling. The area was often called the Jakarta’s largest red-light district. However, everything has changed now. Since the area was cleared out in February 2016, it has transformed to become a child-friendly integrated public space.
Kalijodo park has a jogging track, a bike lane, and an international standard skate park that was made in collaboration with Indonesia’s top street artists. To facilitate the people who come to the park, the park is also equipped with musholla (prayer room), an outdoor gym and a restroom.
Coming to this park in the weekend can be an alternative for those of you who wants to take a break from your daily routines and gather with your family.
Address: Jl. Kepanduan II, Angke, West Jakarta
Opening Hours: 24hrs
2. Mangrove Forest PIK
In the middle of the bustling city of Jakarta, there is a quiet place where you can spend time with your family. The place is called the Mangrove Forest in Pantai Indah Kapuk. If you are bored going to the shopping malls on the weekend, visiting this park can be a great alternative. Some activities that you can do there are bird watching, canoeing and take some pictures.
The park also provides the opportunity for people to do mangrove planting. Mangrove areas are functioned to protect against abrasion and bad environment impact. If you want to stay there for one or two days, they also provide various accommodations in the form of permanent cottage tents.
Address: Jl. Garden House, Pantai Indah Kapuk, Jakarta, 11470, Indonesia
- Local tourist: 25,000 IDR
- International tourists: 250,000 IDR
Opening Hours: 08.00 AM – 05:00 PM
3. Suropati Park
Going to the park is also an opportunity to meet new people. Suropati Park is one of the best parks in Jakarta where you can socialize with other people. Who knows that you’ll meet new friends, right?
At Suropati Park, you can enjoy fresh atmosphere by doing some exercises in the morning. There are varieties of plants and statutes that make the park looks beautiful. Suropati Park is surrounded by jogging track and shady trees. There are also fountains and statues of Pangeran Diponegoro. Basically, it is a nice park for family gathering!
Address: Jl. Taman Suropati, Menteng, Central Jakarta
Opening time: 24hrs
4. Cattleya Park
Shaddy trees and green grasses are some of the main features of Cattleya Park. The name of the park derives from a flower, a species of Jasmine, which is Cattleya. The 3 hectares park has a man-made lake.
Many young people come to the parks to run, jog, or walk in the morning or in the evening. Coming to Cattleya Park is a great way to spend your weekend.
Address: Letjen S. Parman St No.99, Palmerah, West Jakarta
Opening hours: 07.00 A.M. to 9 P.M.
5. Waduk Pluit Park
In the past, the area was a slum built on a dam. Now, it has become a great place that you can visit with your family. Facilities that are available there are an outdoor gym and a playground. The outdoor gym has facilities such as seated bike seat body puller, and stand weight lifting.
Spend your weekend at Waduk Pluit Park and take some pictures there. You can also explore street food around the area.
Address: Jl. Pluit Timur Raya No. 12, Pluit, North Jakarta
Opening hours: 24hrs
6. Scientia Square Park
Want to look for a great park to spend with your significant other or your friends around Jakarta? Head to Tangerang, located on the western border of Jakarta. Here, you can find Scientia Square Park, a 7,500 square meter open space that boasts a lot of activities!
Imagine that you can interact with cute rabbits and feed them! Moreover, you can also get closer to animals, feed fish or see the butterfly farm! Occasionally, there are other activities held at the park such as yoga class or taichi.
Address: Jl. Scientia Boulevard Gading Serpong, Tangerang, 15810
Price: 40,000 IDR for weekdays and 70,000 IDR on wekends.
Opening hours: 07.00 A.M. – 9.00 P.M.
7. Menteng Park
This open space is unique because you can find two glass houses there. The glass houses are used to showcase famous paintings from Indonesian artists. Sometimes, there are also photography festival that show unique photos from popular Indonesian photographers.
Besides the glass houses, Menteng Park also has a recreational space for kids. Children can play with the swings or slides there. Menteng Park is also known as a culinary centre. It’s a park that offers complete facilities for the visitors.
Address: Jl. HOS. Cokroaminoto, Menteng, Central Jakarta
Opening hours: 24hrs
8. Situ Lembang Park, Menteng
Not far from Menteng Park, there is a Situ Lembang Park. It is an oasis in the heart of the capital city. You can do some activities there such as jogging, fishing or just sitting down with your friends. At this park, you can also buy some local food such as fried rice, satay, juice, or toast.
Gather with Your Friends and Family, Have a Great Weekend!
There are many destinations to choose for your getaway on the weekend. In the middle of the crowded capital city, you can always relaxing places to go, such as parks. Well, having fun doesn’t have to be expensive, right? Those parks are free!
Jakarta has a lot of delicious street foods as well, t-mates! So, spend your weekend by trying out tasty foods in the capital city!
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