Best parks in KL

Steal away from the hum and buzz of city life for some calm at these parks

By Time Out KL editors |
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Taman Dusun Bandar
Photo: Bryan Ong

Instead of hanging out with mall rats at yet another new shopping centre, spend a quiet hour or two walking around at these parks in KL filled with lush greenery. Fly kites, take in the scenery and go on a picnic; we promise it's better than a trip to the mall.

The Central Park at Desa Park City
Photo: Bryan Ong
Attractions

The Central Park at Desa Park City

icon-location-pin Kepong

In the middle of affluent neighbourhood Desa Park City is The Central Park, which acts as a hub for neighbourhood residents and visitors to carry out outdoor activities. The park is best known for being pet-friendly; in the evenings and weekends, expect to see many dog owners running with their pets on the track, while picnickers can relax on park benches and beneath shady trees. Need a bite to eat? Check out The Waterfront, which houses F&B joints like The Fat Fish, Rakuzen, The Social, Three Little Birds Coffee and more.

the central park at desa park city
Photo: Bryan Ong

Taman Dusun Bandar
Photo: Bryan Ong
Things to do

Taman Dusun Bandar

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Taman Dusun Bandar offers a peaceful respite from the hustle and bustle of the city without actually being too far away. Located in Seputeh, the park’s centrepiece is its narrow man-made lake, which adds to the overall serenity of what is essentially a big orchard. If you find yourself on the bridge to cross the lake, take a moment to look around and take in the view of KL’s skyscrapers juxtaposed by the greenery in the foreground.

taman dusun bandar
Photo: Bryan Ong

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Kepong Metropolitan Park
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Things to do

Kepong Metropolitan Park

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Tucked away in Kepong is a 95-hectare park filled with lush greenery and a huge lake in the middle. While the park has an excellent jogging track and a cycling lane around the lake, the main attraction here is its large open field. Also known as ‘Taman Layang- Layang’, the park plays host to everyone from children to experienced kite enthusiasts looking to fly kites in the evenings. Don’t worry if you don’t have a kite, there are kite sellers dotted around the park offering plenty of options. Parking can be a problem so we recommend coming in the early evening.

kepong metropolitan park
Photo: Bryan Ong

Taman Tasik Datuk Keramat
Photo: Amir Rashid
Attractions, Parks and gardens

Taman Tasik Datuk Keramat

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This is not the largest park in KL but it may just be the cleanest. Everything here is in tip top condition, thanks to a refurbishment project. The planners have made excellent use of the limited square footage – you’ll find everything you need in a park, starting with the workout facilities and extending to a futsal court, children’s playground, lake and walking track. There’s also a large expanse of open field – a simple luxury not often found these days – perfect for children or impromptu cartwheeling. Taman Tasik Datuk Keramat is particularly popular with joggers in the evening.

taman tasik datuk keramat
Photo: Amir Rashid

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Attractions, Parks and gardens

Putrajaya Tropical Botanical Gardens

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Divided into five different themes (Explorer's Trail, Palm Hill, Floral Gardens, Sun Garden and Lakeside), take a walk along the Canopy Bridge and feast your eyes on the abundant tropical blooms of the garden. The Floral Gardens are a sight to behold with a vast collection of plants from Africa, America and the Asia Pacific region. Get in some exercise by renting a bicycle or paddle boat and stretch those muscles.

putrajaya tropical botanical gardens

For your outdoor workout days

Taman Tasik Datuk Keramat, parks
Photo: Amir Rashid
Sport and fitness, Gyms and fitness centres

Best outdoor gyms in KL

If you need a greener environment for your workout sessions, go to these public parks and make use of their outdoor gym facilities.

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