If you feel as if you are bored exploring your local residential area or at the local parks near your homes, why not try something new to get some fresh air? Selangor has many recreational places for you to exercise, including jogging and cycling. You may also bring your family members to enjoy some relaxing time or simply admire the beauty of nature. Here, Tourism Selangor lists out 8 recreational places for you to visit in the State in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Taman Tasik Shah Alam
Taman Tasik Shah Alam is located close to one of Shah Alam’s popular attractions; the Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Mosque, which is also known as the Blue Mosque. Taman Tasik Shah Alam’s green landscape was designed by a well-known architect, Fumiaki Takano, covering more than 43 hectares. It was the first public park that opened in the State of Selangor in 1985 and has since become a haven for freshwater life. The spaciousness and beauty of a place like this will make you feel driven to exercise or jog, even if it is early in the morning.
Maya Park Eco Ardence, Setia Alam
Maya Park Eco Ardence in Setia Alam Town is a popular recreational destination! With its open space and very spacious area, this recreation place is a preferred location for visitors to enjoy the sunset views while enjoying the calm atmosphere. There are various activities you may engage in at this park including jogging and cycling. The track is surrounded by a beautiful lake. Do not worry if you don’t own a bike because you can rent one here!
River Track Cycle Park, Klang
River Track Cycle Park located in Klang is surrounded by greens that calm the body and soul. Enjoy panoramic views of the natural mangrove forest that helps enhance the surrounding air quality. The 1.8-kilometre track along the Chandong Besar River is an ideal place for jogging. There is also a 3-kilometre cycling track surrounded by attractive scenery. This tranquil environment will undoubtedly enhance your cycling and jogging experience!
Elmina Central Park, Shah Alam
Elmina Central Park is located in Elmina Town in Shah Alam, about a half-hour’s drive from Kuala Lumpur. A jogging and cycling track that is open to the public is located at the entrance of the City, accessible to visitors coming from the Guthrie Corridor Expressway. You may also take your children to the playground or for a walk down this park with beautiful landscape.
Perdana Lake, Jogging Track, Sunrise Point, Cyberjaya
Many years ago, I used to work in Cyberjaya. Having it being such a long drive away from home, I spent a lot of my evenings running along Perdana Lake. It is relaxing as well as providing you with a comfortable environment to workout or engage in recreational activities with your family. You can go for a jog while admiring the beauty of the lake while taking in some fresh air. This huge jogging and cycling track will provide ample space for your entire family to enjoy. Not only that, but you can also have a picnic by the lake! In the past, I would get a surprise whilst jogging when I see a team of people who would whiz by me on bicycles and it turned out no other than our former prime minister, Tun Dr Mahathir and his entourage.
Ara Damansara Park, Petaling Jaya
Located on the outskirts of Ara Damansara Town, this recreational park has various facilities including badminton and basketball courts, and a playground. Ara Damansara Park, with its 1.9 kilometre jogging track will definitely be a great place for you to exercise or cycle. Parents also love to bring their children to play at the playground here.
Dragonfly Park, Eco Grandeur, Puncak Alam
Dragonfly Park is located at Eco Grandeur, Puncak Alam City. It is a perfect location for visitors to get engaged in leisure activities in the evening. Dragonfly Park will amaze you with a superb view of the greens, as well as the stunning urban residential area. The jogging track may not be as long as other parks, but it is still as enjoyable. If you wish to take a child for a bike ride, this park is a great choice as it is not too crowded.
Taman Jaya, Petaling Jaya
Located in a very strategic location, you may reach here by taking the LRT and getting off at LRT Taman Jaya Station. This recreational park is a popular spot for jogging and leisure activities among the residents of Petaling Jaya. The park has a peaceful ambience and is surrounded by various types of trees. It also has a beautiful lake where youngsters are often seen spending their time here playing skateboard.
Many people spend time at the parks and recreational areas, regardless of the time of the day, doing activities that are good for their health, such as exercising, jogging, and cycling. Practising a healthy lifestyle will have a positive impact on oneself. If you wish to shift your common location to exercise to a new one once in a while, consider heading to these recreational places listed above. Enjoy a healthy quality time whilst Pusing Selangor Dulu!
However, all visitors are reminded to always adhere to the standard operating procedures (SOPs) set by the Malaysian National Security Council, such as ensuring social distancing, wearing a face mask at all times in public, and applying hand sanitiser regularly.