1. KL Forest Eco Park
KL Forest Eco Park is one of the oldest permanent forest reserve in the country. It covers an area of approximately 11 hectares and is the only remaining tropical rainforest in the heart of the city of Kuala Lumpur.
Address: Forestry Department, KL Lot 240, Bukit Nanas, Jalan Raja Chulan 50250 Kuala Lumpur
2. Titiwangsa Park
Titiwangsa Park is a recreational park for family with a large lake as its main attraction. This 95 hectares park offers aquatic activities like boating and canoeing, two playgrounds areas for children, a remote control car track, horseback riding, football field, badminton court, tennis court, squash court, jogging tracks, cycling area, pavilion, food stalls, a stadium and golf-course.
Address: No 5, Lorong Titiwangsa 6, 53200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
3. Butterfly Park
Butterfly Park is the largest butterfly garden in the world spanning over 80,000 sq ft of landscaped garden with over 5,000 live butterflies, exotic plants, butterfly-host plants and ferns.
Address: Taman Tasik Perdana, Jalan Cendarasari, Kuala Lumpur, 50480.
4. Perdana Lake Gardens
Situated close to the city centre, the Perdana Botanical Gardens provides city dwellers an opportunity to take a breather from the hustle and bustle of the city.
A favourite weekend spot for families and individuals, it not only provides much-needed refuge of greenery to visitors, but also features many different species of flora and fauna, all tagged with information on its type and species.
Address: Jalan Kebun Bunga, Tasik Perdana, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
5. Lembah Kiara Park
Wedged in between the Taman Tun Dr. Ismail district and the KL Golf and Country Club development, the Lembah Kiara Park is yet another beautiful park located within the city of Kuala Lumpur. Featuring a huge lake with a wide array of recreational facilities such as jogging tracks, exercise stations, a children’s playground and picnic spots, the park is definitely a great place to spend your weekend with family and friends.
Address: Jalan Abang Haji Openg, Bukit Kiara, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
6. Kepong Metropolitan Lake Garden
This park’s greenery also makes it the perfect spot to lay out a mat and have some good food. This park consists of a 57-hectare man-made lake where anglers can put their skills to test, jogging and cycling tracks, a children’s playground, a boat house, an observation tower, reflexology facilities, and an open space for kite enthusiasts and picnickers.
7. Central Park 2 Desa Parkcity
This park boasts well-kept lawns, a beautiful lake, and park benches that make it a great place to bring your family (and dogs, too) for a picnic, or to merely lie on the grass and wind down with a good book. With the idyllic Central Lake at its core, The Central Park truly represents an ideal getaway from the tribulations of the city life.
Address: Desa Parkcity, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
8. Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
FRIM’s main function may be to conduct research on forest and timber utilisation, but its main facility also serves as a favourite spot for nature lovers to enjoy some fresh air, have a picnic, outdoor recreation and other educational activities.
Address: Jalan Foxworthy, Forest Research Institute Of Malaysia, 68100 Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Malaysia
9. Putrajaya Wetlands Park
While many visit the administrative capital of the country to see its unique architecture, the city also has a lot to offer when it comes to eco-tourism.
The Wetlands Park is the first man-made wetland in the country, with the park itself occupying 138ha and another 1,977ha of wetland, which is not accessible to the public.
10. Agriculture Heritage Park, Putrajaya
This park is not only a place to enjoy the nature, but also a place to learn more about the traditional and modern agricultural methods in the country.
Visitors have a chance to sample local fruits, observe the rubber tapping process, crop maintenance, fruit preservation and many other activities. Herb and spice gardens, orchards and viewing decks are only some of the attractions that visitors can enjoy.