Top 3 City Parks in Tangerang Selatan

The best city parks in Tangerang Selatan [TangSel] | #ExploreSunda

Tangerang Selatan is a new satellite city in the south east of Jakarta that keeps growing. Thankfully it has several city parks that functioned as a green belt as well as a public place to exercise.

You will find many people come to the city parks to exercise such as walking, jogging, and line dance, while others come to relax on the benches provided and enjoy the view and weather.

Of these city parks in Tangerang Selatan, which one is your favorite?

1.  Taman Kota 2, BSD

J.Letreng Riverpark, Taman Kota 2 - BSD City, Tangerang Selatan
J.Letreng Riverpark, Taman Kota 2 - BSD City, Tangerang Selatan
Taman Kota 2 - BSD City, Tangerang Selatan
Taman Kota 2 - BSD City, Tangerang Selatan

Opening hours: 6am-6pm

The gate to this park is located at Tekno Widya street, Bumi Serpong Damai City [BSD City], Tangerang Selatan. It has spacious parking lot and some food stalls at the end of it.

Taman Kota 2 doesn’t look like a garden, not even a park. It looks more like a forest with tall trees everywhere. It resides along a river, so first, you must walk across the red bridge. Then, you can start walking or jogging following the path. When we, from, visited in November 2017, there are some constructions at the far end of this park. The worker mentioned it will become a function hall and planned to be opened in December 2017. This section is named J.Letreng RiverPark.

I really hope Taman Kota 2 will be cleaner by then. Present condition: although there are many signs asking to put the garbage in the waste bin, the garbage are still everywhere and the waste bins are very scarce.

Being in a man made forest, you’d better wear mosquito patch or repellents. When we were there, there are so many blood sucking mosquitos disturbing us.

2.  Taman Kota 1, BSD

Taman Kota 1 - BSD City, Tangerang Selatan
Taman Kota 1 - BSD City, Tangerang Selatan
Taman Kota 1 - BSD City, Tangerang Selatan

Opening hours: 6am-6pm

Taman Kota 1 is located at Let. Sutopo street, Tangerang Selatan. Compared with Taman Kota 2, the park and parking lot are much smaller, it is cleaner, and the visitors are more than triple. It is more lively with a community dance together in the plaza. Many people jogging along the path in the park.

So, if you look for a quiet place, you should go to Taman Kota 2. But if you prefer crowds, try do the exercise in Taman Kota 1.

3.  Downtown Lake East, Alam Sutera

Sunset at Downtown Lake East - Alam Sutera, Tangerang Selatan

As one of the major residence in Tangerang Selatan, Alam Sutera provides several jogging and cycling tracks. One of them is circling the Downtown Lake East for 1.5 kilometers. This city park is centered on the lake. You can jog along the lake, relax on the benches, enjoy the view, watch children play in the playground, do some exercises in the outdoor gym, or take pictures with the Chinese zodiac statues. Naturally, the best time to visit this park is in the morning or late afternoon when the heat is bearable.

Other City Parks in Tangerang Selatan

Situ Pondok Jagung

Situ Pondok Jagung in Tangerang Selatan.

Situ is a Sundanese word for lake, while Pondok Jagung (Corn Hut in English) is the name of the location, although the locals are more familiar with its former name: Rawa Kutuk (Cursed Swamp in English). Earlier this year the city worker cleaned up the lake and installed jogging path circling the lake. So, it is different from other city parks above since there is only a lake and jogging path here. Hence, the visitors are either coming here to exercise or fishing.

Situ Pondok Jagung in Tangerang Selatan.

Bintaro Jaya Exchange Mall

The garden at Bintaro Jaya Exchange Mall - Tangerang Selatan

This mall has a large park on one of its side, which you can directly access it from the street. In addition to a manicured lawn, it has an open air stage and some restaurants in the mall are having outdoor dining, it feels like dining in a terrace with a great view of the garden.

Scientia Square Park

Wall climbing at Scientia Square Park - Summarecon Serpong, Tangerang Selatan
Skateboard challenge at Scientia Square Park - Summarecon Serpong, Tangerang Selatan
Gardens at Scientia Square Park - Summarecon Serpong, Tangerang Selatan

Located and managed by Summarecon Serpong, this is a paid park, i.e. you have to buy tickets to enter and additional tickets for other facilities such as renting a skateboard or inline-skate. 
It is a huge park, which has a big climbing wall, a wide skateboard tracks, two circuits to play remote control cars, even a small rice paddy field! 

Continue reading about Scientia Square Park ...

Besides city parks, the cities of Tangerang and Tangerang Selatan present many fun activities. Some of them are:

Benteng Heritage Museum - Tangerang
AEON Mall - BSD City  and other malls in Tangerang Selatan
Living World Mall - Alam Sutera and other malls in Tangerang Selatan
Big Bad Wolf Book Sale - an annual event at ICE, Tangerang Selatan

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