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Parks and nature in Kota Kinabalu

Top parks

Track Stadium
“One of our favorite spot for hiking as there are many different hiking trails. There are jogging track as well surrounding the man-made lake offering a sense of tranquility. Many people would go to the food court nearby for catch up over food & drinks after their jog. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Park
“Perdana Park is a leisure area which offers a range of recreational activities and eateries. The park features a running track and is a popular spot for runners. In between runs, you can opt to squeeze in a quick workout at any of the exercise areas found around the lake. Take a soothing (barefoot) walk on the ‘reflexology path’ while your children occupy themselves at any of the two playgrounds found here. Perdana Park offers one of the best seats in town to enjoy a spectacular sunset on a clear day. Visitors are also spoilt for choice with the wide selection of eateries found here. But the main attraction of Perdana Park is none other than the musical water fountain which comes alive from 7:00pm to 9:00pm, Mondays to Thursdays. On weekends, the performance runs an extra half hour. Each sessions runs for 20 minutes with 10-minutes intervals. The water fountain is fascinatingly synchronized to the accompanying music and lights, creating a dazzling visual display. Children especially love watching the sudden bursts of water, sprouting and leaping in the air to the sounds of local tunes such as ‘Sayang Kinabalu’ as well as classical favourites by the likes of Mozart. The park is handicap-friendly with wheelchair ramps and reserved parking space for the disable. Entrance to the park is free but parking charges apply.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Park
  • 1 local recommends
Park
“This is one of the memorable historic spots in Kota Kinabalu city and it makes people feel very comfortable with the fresh air & harmony environment. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Park
“This is a moderate forest hill hiking trail that could be a little bit challenging for beginners. making it to the top will give you unparalleled views of the countryside.”
  • 1 local recommends

Playgrounds

Park
“Perdana Park is a leisure area which offers a range of recreational activities and eateries. The park features a running track and is a popular spot for runners. In between runs, you can opt to squeeze in a quick workout at any of the exercise areas found around the lake. Take a soothing (barefoot) walk on the ‘reflexology path’ while your children occupy themselves at any of the two playgrounds found here. Perdana Park offers one of the best seats in town to enjoy a spectacular sunset on a clear day. Visitors are also spoilt for choice with the wide selection of eateries found here. But the main attraction of Perdana Park is none other than the musical water fountain which comes alive from 7:00pm to 9:00pm, Mondays to Thursdays. On weekends, the performance runs an extra half hour. Each sessions runs for 20 minutes with 10-minutes intervals. The water fountain is fascinatingly synchronized to the accompanying music and lights, creating a dazzling visual display. Children especially love watching the sudden bursts of water, sprouting and leaping in the air to the sounds of local tunes such as ‘Sayang Kinabalu’ as well as classical favourites by the likes of Mozart. The park is handicap-friendly with wheelchair ramps and reserved parking space for the disable. Entrance to the park is free but parking charges apply.”
  • 2 locals recommend

Beaches

Beach
  • 2 locals recommend