11 Best Parks In KL For Fun & Relaxing Weekends

11 Best Parks In KL For Fun & Relaxing Weekends

Get To Know A Different Side Of The City By Visiting The Best Parks In KL!

It's the weekend, and you want to go outdoors in Kuala Lumpur...but where to? Malaysia's capital city is not just a bustling concrete jungle with countless exciting attractions, such as the largest indoor theme park in Malaysia—Berjaya Times Square Theme Park, but it also has exciting walking trails for you to hike without leaving the city.

But what if you've had a long week at work, and you're not up for a strenuous workout such as hiking? 

Then, you certainly must check out some of the best Kuala Lumpur parks, which are the city's green lungs! Imagine walking along a large lake, surrounded by the lush greenery as you take in the fresh air and have your worries alleviated by nature. 

Whether you're on a solo date or hanging out with your friends and family, get ready to be in for a relaxing day away from your screens for as long as you want.

Montigo Ace Bottle at the park

And while you're at it, don't forget to pack your trusty companion, the Montigo thermoregulated bottle to stay hydrated, or the a hearty picnic lunch in the Montigo Meals To-Go set while having a good time at one of Kuala Lumpur's best parks!

11 Best Parks In KL To Visit This Weekend That Promise Fun & A Relaxing Urban Oasis Experience

Central Park at Desa Parkcity. Photo by Desa Parkcity Kuala Lumpur.
Photo by Desa Parkcity Kuala Lumpur.

1. The Central Park @ Desa Park City

The Central Park is a lovely park located in Desa Park City. Many enjoy jogging and cycling on the well-maintained pavements lined with trees and park benches.

You could even come here for picnics with your loved ones on the manicured lawns as you enjoy the scenic views of the 6.34-acre man-made lake. The Central Park also has a kid's playground for your kids to run around and get some of their energy out.

If you're looking for places to walk your furry friends, this is the place to be! You can count on seeing numerous people walking their dogs in Central Park. Some restaurants nearby are even dog-friendly, so you can hop over there for a meal after strolling through the park.

Opening Hours: 6:00 am to 11:00 pm

Address: C-3-1 Plaza Arkadia, 3, Persiaran Residen, Desa Park City, 52200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Sunken Garden at Perdana Botanical Gardens. Photo by Lorna Xavier.
Photo by Lorna Xavier (Author's own).

2. Perdana Botanical Garden

Perdana Botanical Garden, formerly known as the Perdana Lake Gardens, is the city centre's green lung that was originally designed as Kuala Lumpur's first large-scale recreational park. Established in 1888, the scenic recreational park is located in the city centre and is easily accessible via public bus or taxi.

Nature lovers would love strolling through the walking trails of the Perdana Botanical Gardens as plenty of flora and fauna can be found within this spacious park such as the KL Bird Park and KL Butterfly Park. The bird park and butterfly park are home to more than 200 bird species and 5,000 butterflies and exotic plants. Besides, you can also check out the deer park, where you find adorable Fallow deer from Holland.

The park also has plenty of floral gardens and stunning landscapes such as the Sunken Garden, Orchid Garden, and Hibiscus Garden that include more than 100 species of orchids and hibiscus for you to admire to your heart's content.

The stunning Lake Gardens of Kuala Lumpur, also known as the Perdana Botanical Garden. Photo by by Sharifudin Kassim.
Photo by by Sharifudin Kassim.

This green oasis is also a favourite place among the locals to picnic in the shade. The botanical garden is also kid-friendly as it has a children's playground for the young ones to stretch their legs. If lucky, you might even spot otters and tortoises in the scenic lake! Overall, Perdana Botanical Garden is a beautiful place to unwind and relax.

Opening Hours: 7:00 am to 6:00 pm (Mondays to Fridays); 7:00 am to 8:00 pm (Saturdays to Sundays)

Address: Jalan Kebun Bunga, Tasik Perdana, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The KLCC Park is one of the best recreational parks in Kuala Lumpur. Photo by Waleed Khalid.
Photo by Waleed Khalid.

3. KLCC Park (Kuala Lumpur City Centre)

Located next to the Petronas Twin Towers, KLCC Park serves as another place to unwind from bustling life in the city, where you can enjoy the peaceful ambiance the park offers. 

Many people enjoy strolling in the park in the morning or even after a long day of sightseeing. KLCC Park is also an ideal family destination as it has a spacious children's playground and wading pool that will delight the kids.

The park is also a great place to admire the Petronas Towers, one of the tallest buildings in the Asia-Pacific region. Besides, the main attraction of the park takes place at night, which is a beautiful musical fountain called the Lake Symphony. The showtimes for the Lake Symphony Light and Sound Water Fountain start at 8:00 pm, 9:00 pm, and 10:00 pm daily. 

Opening Hours: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm, daily

Location: KLCC, Lot No. 241, Level 2, Suria, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur

One of the best parks within the city centre is the KL Forest Eco Park, just a stone's throw away from Times Square, the building that houses a large indoor theme park. Photo by Bernadette C.
Photo by Bernadette C.

4. KL Forest Eco Park

KL Forest Eco Park or Taman Eko Rimba KL, once known as Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve, is a forest reserve surrounded by a concrete jungle. The lovely park is located next to the Kuala Lumpur Tower, one of Malaysia's iconic landmarks. 

Aside from being the city's green lung, the KL Forest Eco Park is also home to a wide range of plants such as ferns, towering tropical trees, creepers, and rare herbs. You might even spot the Long-tailed Macaque and Silvered Langur within this enchanting forest reserve.

One of the main attractions of this huge park would be the canopy walk, a 21-metre tall aerial bridge that spans about 200 metres. From the bridge, you can admire the panoramic views of Kuala Lumpur as the tall tropical trees loom in the background. If you're feeling adventurous, you could even go hiking on one of the park's trails. 

For a more comfortable visit, visit the park early in the morning to avoid the crowds and midday heat.

Entrance Fee (Adults): RM10 (Malaysian); RM40 (Foreigner)

Entrance Fee (Kids): RM1 (Malaysian); RM5 (Foreigner)

Entrance Fee (Senior Citizens - above 60 years old): RM1 (Malaysian); RM40 (Foreigner)

Opening Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM (last ticket purchase at 4:30 PM), daily

Address: Jalan Puncak, Kuala Lumpur, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Taman Bukit Jalil and its stunning man-made lake. Photo by Jo-Ann.
Photo by Jo-Ann.

5. Taman Bukit Jalil

If you're looking to explore parks for the weekend, you should check out Taman Bukit Jalil, which is managed by the Kuala Lumpur City Hall. 

It was once a rubber estate before being turned into a recreational park with an artificial lake. It's a beautiful place to hang around for a picnic as you take in the sprawling landscape with rustic wooden bridges and lush greenery.

Fitness lovers consider this a great green space to escape city life, as the park features jogging tracks, exercise stations, and a children's playground. The best part is the park is also accessible to the elderly and disabled. Handrails are provided at steep areas, and several areas are dedicated for the disabled to work out. 

Besides, the park boasts the International Garden as one of its highlights. It includes architecture and show gardens inspired by ten countries, such as Malaysia, Peru, Thailand, Indonesia, and Iran. 

While this park is not pet-friendly, you may spot wildlife such as monitor lizards, catfish, and tortoises swimming in the lake, as well as mischievous monkeys waiting to snatch your belongings if you aren't paying close attention. 

Opening Hours: 6:00 am to 8:00 pm; daily

Location: Jalan 13/155c, Bukit Jalil, 57000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Make use of the Kepong Metropolitan Park's bicycle rental service to rent a bike and cycle around the scenic lake. Photo by Jeannie.
Photo by Jeannie.

6. Kepong Metropolitan Park

Kepong Metropolitan Park, also known as Taman Tasik Metropolitan Kepong, is one of the best parks in KL to visit if you enjoy outdoor activities just a little ways away from the bustling city. 

The 95-hectare park is well-known for its kite-flying activities due to its wide space available. Almost all trees and barriers have been removed to ensure the kites have at least 100m to take off. During windy days or weekends, the sky comes to life as kites of various designs, colours, and sizes take flight. Do not fret if you don't own a kite, as you can easily buy one outside the park.

Besides, the Kepong Metropolitan Lake Garden also has picnic tables, which are perfect for getting together with your loved ones for a good time over the weekend. 

You can even check out its other facilities, such as a football field, jogging track, cycling trails, and the boathouse by the 57-hectare lake. Don't forget to check out the viewpoint tower at the park, which offers breathtaking views of the surroundings.

Opening Hours: 6:00 am to 10:00 pm

Address: Jalan Lingkaran Tengah 2, 7, Pavement, Taman Metropolitan Kepong, 52100 Kepong, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Bukit Kiara Park, one of the KL parks away from the main city center. Photo by Melanie_Yeoh.
Photo by Melanie_Yeoh.

7. Bukit Kiara Park, a.k.a. TTDI Recreation Park

Bukit Kiara Park, also known as TTDI Recreation Park and Lembah Kiara Park, is one of the most famous KL parks. It has a jogging track surrounding a lake, several small huts for you to relax at, and exercise stations for you to work out. 

Be warned that this place is crawling with monkeys! Thus, hold onto your belongings and make sure to not feed any other wildlife at the park.

As this place becomes rather crowded over the weekend, be sure to arrive early to snag a parking spot. Otherwise, you can also park around the mosque located not far from the park.

It is one of the few public parks located next to a dense forest, which is convenient if you want to try hiking. If you're looking to take your workout up a notch in the future, you may consider Kiara Hill Walk, which is one of the most popular hiking spots in Klang Valley. 

Opening Hours: 6:30 am to 7:00 pm

Address: 78, Jln Abang Haji Openg, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

The Titiwangsa Lake Gardens and its cooling waterfront. Photo by Lorna Xavier.
Photo by Lorna Xavier (Author's own).

8. Taman Tasik Titiwangsa

Taman Tasik Titiwangsa is a large recreational park located within Titiwangsa Lake Gardens. Outdoor enthusiasts will love hanging out here as the park offers plenty of outdoor activities.

The park's scenic lake serves as a reminder of its former days as a byproduct of tin-mining activities, now surrounded by tall tropical trees and flowering plants. You can rent kayaks or pedal boats to explore the lake for a small fee at the boathouse.

If you're an avid cyclist, you'd be delighted to learn that the cycling track here spans about 2.5km long. There's also a spacious tarmac area in front of the grandstand to try rollerblading. You can even opt for skate hire and bicycle rental services available here if you don't own the equipment. 

This park is also the perfect place to bring your kids along as they can have a blast at the playgrounds or even wade around the water play park.

One of the most unique activities offered here would be horseback riding. You can even go around the park on a horse-drawn carriage on the weekends! 

Opening Hours: 6:30am to 10:00pm, daily

Location: Taman Tasik Titiwangsa, Titiwangsa, 53200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Taman Tasik Bandar Sri Permaisuri. Photo by Lorna Xavier.
Photo by Lorna Xavier (Author's own).

9. Taman Tasik Permaisuri

Namely the east side of Kuala Lumpur, Taman Tasik Permaisuri is a stunning public park located in the city. As it offers many facilities such as jogging tracks, an outdoor gym, a futsal court, a children's playground, and cycling tracks, don't be surprised to find this place come to life during the weekend. 

The track goes around the lake, offering a beautiful view as you jog around the park. But the main highlight of Taman Tasik Permaisuri would be Laman Iskandar Puteri. The terraced garden is located in the middle of the park, where it has been designed based on the Malay Royal Parks tradition with lots of flowers and equipped with a fountain and water jets arranged in a pattern similar to the betel trellis.

Taman Tasik Bandar Sri Permaisuri picnic area. Photo by Lorna Xavier
Photo by Lorna Xavier (Author's own).

Bonus Tip: The food truck park known as Tapak Urban Street Dining is located right outside the park from 5pm onwards. So you can enjoy a leisurely stroll in this green lung and grab some delicious street food to complete your day right after!

Opening Hours: 6:00am to 8:00pm

Location: Jalan Tasik Permaisuri 2, Bandar Tun Razak, 56000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Taman Dusun Bandar archway. Photo by Mingyuan Hwang.
Photo by Mingyuan Hwang.

10. Taman Dusun Bandar

Taman Dusun Bandar is a lovely green space for you to escape city life for a few hours without fully leaving the city. As its name suggests in Malay, the urban park is home to several orchards along with an outdoor gym that utilises a hydraulic system and your own bodyweight.

Here, you will come across several native fruit trees and shrubs such as starfruits, pomelos, soursops, and longans. Besides that, you'll also encounter bee hives because bee colonies are managed here for the natural pollination of the residing fruit trees.

The rest of the park is well-landscaped. Plenty of flowers and shrubs are planted across the park, making for a glorious sight during your morning or evening stroll.

If you're looking for a unique space filled with greenery for your wedding photoshoot or ceremony, Taman Dusun Bandar might be just the place you're looking for without needing to travel too far!

Opening Hours: 7:00am to 7:00pm

Location: TM Bukit Petaling, 121, Lorong Bellamy, Istana Negara, 50460 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Taman Rimba Bukit Kerinchi suspension bridge.

11. Taman Rimba Bukit Kerinchi

Taman Rimba Bukit Kerinchi is another stunning park to explore over the weekend. The park offers plenty of hiking trails suitable for hiking enthusiasts of various fitness levels. There's even a hiking trail that links you to the Bukit Gasing Forest Park. 

The park is home to over 100 species of trees, such as pokok meranti, pokok serai wangi, and various hibiscus species, and 40 species of wildlife ranging from long-tailed macaques to hawks. You'll also find the park's iconic massive suspension bridge set amongst the concrete pathways and lush greenery where you can capture a photo or few. 

Aside from hiking, the park also offers other activities such as cycling, picnicking, and camping. You can even rent bicycles and camping equipment from the park at your convenience for an exciting outdoor adventure. However, you must pre-arrange the camping permits with DBKL in advance to avoid being fined.

Opening Hours: 6:30am to 7:00 m

Location: Bukit Kerinchi, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia