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Kuching is blessed with some amazing public parks.

These public parks not only provide the community with a proper place to exercise and relax, it also gives the city its very own ‘green lungs’.

Entry to these Kuching public parks are usually free, but some parks do have opening and closing hours to be observed.

Here are some of the main public parks in Kuching.

Pustaka Negeri Sarawak

Pustaka Negeri Sarawak is actually a library, but its surroundings is beautifully crafted and planned to also house a public park which is well utilized by the public.

Facilities: Jogging lane, toilets, car parks, benches, canteen, playground
Location: Jalan Pustaka, Petra Jaya, 93050 Kuching, Sarawak [MAP]
Operating hours: Always open.

Malaysia-China Friendship Park

The Malaysia-China Friendship Park, known locally as just Friendship Park, is an important landmark of the Sarawak-China friendship.  It has plenty of beautiful statues and monuments and is considered one of the most beautiful parks in Kuching.

  • Facilities: Jogging lane, toilets, car parks, benches, restaurant
  • Location: Tabuan Heights, 93350 Kuching, Sarawak [MAP]
  • Operating hours: Always open.

Reservoir Park (Unity Park)

The Kuching Reservoir Park is another beautiful park in the middle of Kuching City. Parking here is easy and due to its central location, it is easy to access from anywhere in Kuching City.  There’s a variety of jogging paths available, with some heading uphill and down hill. The paths are well shaded and you can also cross the man made lake by using a bridge. Read more about this park here.

  • Facilities: Toilets, car parks, benches, gazebo, playground, jogging lane
  • Location: Taman Budaya, 93000 Kuching, Sarawak [MAP]
  • Operating hours: Always open.

Jubilee Recreation Ground (Jubilee Park)

Jubilee Recreation Ground or better known as Jubilee Park or MBKS Park is a massive park in the centre of Kuching City.  The jogging paths are flat, and there’s a massive lake in the centre of the park.  The main attraction of Jubilee Park is its playground, which is one of the biggest in any public parks in the city.

  • Facilities: Toilets, car parks, benches, food kiosk, playground
  • Location: Jln Padungan, 93450 Kuching, Sarawak [MAP]
  • Operating hours: Always open.

Kenyalang Recreational Park

The Kenyalang Recreational Park is also known as the Kenyalang Traffic Park or Traffic Garden.  It’s a small park located within the Kenyalang area and has a flat jogging area. It is one of the few public parks in Kuching which is gated.

  • Facilities: Car parks, benches, playground, gazebo
  • Location: Traffic Garden, 93300 Kuching, Sarawak [MAP]
  • Operating hours: 6AM – 10PM

Pending Recreational Park

The Pending Recreational park isn’t exactly popular among locals given its location, but that doesn’t mean one can’t jog within its vicinity.  The park is quite big and tree provide good shed for those jogging here.

  • Facilities: Toilets, car parks, jogging lane
  • Location: Jalan Utama, Bintawa Industrial Estate, 93450 Kuching, Sarawak [MAP]
  • Operating hours: Always open.

Darul Hana Islamic Park

The Darul Hana Islamic Park is the latest recreational park in Kuching. It is located within the Petra Jaya area and most parts are still under construction (in 2021).  Jogging here will see you utilize the flat cemented pathways which are well connected to each other with Islamic fused decorations.

  • Facilities: Car parks, benches, gazebos
  • Location: Kampung Panglima Seman, 93050 Kuching, Sarawak [MAP]
  • Operating hours: Always open.

Sarawak Botanical Gardens (Wisma Bapa Malaysia Recreational Park)

The Sarawak Botanical Garden, was previously called Wisma Bapa Malaysia Recreational Park (If I am not mistaken).  It is one of the biggest recreational park in Kuching City, and has undergone massive face-lift since it was rebranded as the Sarawak Botanical Garden.  Due to its hidden location, it is not well known but provides an amazing jogging track and is well shaded.

  • Facilities: Car parks, benches, gazebos, toilets, restaurant, playground, fitness area
  • Location:Q104-4, Kampung Istana, 93050 Kuching, Sarawak [MAP]
  • Operating hours: Always open.

Sama Jaya Forest Park

Sama jaya Forest Park. Photo source: TVS

Sama Jaya Forest Park, also known as Sama Jaya Nature Reserve, is a park under the Sarawak Forestry Department. The jogging path here is well maintained and there’s basic fitness facilities as well. While you jog, you can expect to see wildlife like monkeys so be wary of them. The jogging path is a combination of hills and flat areas.

  • Facilities: Car parks, benches, gazebos, toilets, fitness area
  • Location: 14, Lorong Setia Raja 14a, Taman Rimba, 93350 Kuching, Sarawak [MAP]
  • Operating hours: 7AM – 10AM, 12PM – 6PM

Batu Kawa Riverside Park (Wetland Waterfront Park)

The Batu Kawa Riverside Park (Wetland Waterfront Park) is a new jogging spot in the vicinity of greater Kuching.  The park, currently under massive construction (in 2021) stretches for two kilometers with part of the park now already open to the public.  When completed, the park will not only good for jogging but also photography due to its unique decorations and features.

  • Facilities: Car parks, benches, gazebos, jogging lane
  • Location: Lorong 2, Batu Kawa, 93250 Kuching, Sarawak [MAP]
  • Operating hours: Always Open

Kuching Waterfront

Kuching Waterfront isn’t exactly a public park, but most Kuching residents treat it as one.  Why not? The esplanade has a fantastic view and facilities worthy of being a great place for leisure.  More info on Kuching Waterfront can be read here.

  • Facilities: Toilets, car parks, benches, food kiosk
  • Distance: 3.05km (4,500 steps)
  • Location: 37, Jalan Main Bazaar, 93000 Kuching, Sarawak [MAP]
  • Operating hours: Always open.

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