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Kembang Kerep Park, a Pilot Park that was Built Without Using Regional Budget

Spectr News Theme Isny Dewi R.
01, November 2019
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You who often cross Jalan Kembang Kerep or under the bridge near the Exit Toll of Meruya 1 in West Jakarta, may be familiar with the park in the middle of the highway. Named Kembang Kerep Park, this area was once an empty land which was later utilized by the West Jakarta City Government and changed into a park.

Kembang Kerep Park was inaugurated by the Governor of DKI Jakarta, Anies Baswedan in early October. This park has become a Jakarta pilot park that was built without the Regional Budget (APBD). Head of West Jakarta Park Department Firdaus Rasid revealed, the park was only made using recycled materials from the rest of trees pruning.

 
Photo Source: Check In Jakarta doc.

The concept of Kembang Kerep Park is quite unique and interesting. At a glance, Taman Kembang Kerep resembles a natural concept camping area. From the sidewalk, visitors must go down some stairs to enter the park. Uniquely, on one side of the park there is a sign reads Kembang Kerep Park. The writing was made using white ropes.

Taman Kembang Kerep has a pretty cool atmosphere which comes from the tall trees. Inside the park there are two ponds. Above the pond there is a bamboo bridge and a suspension bridge. In addition, there is also a tree house that can be climbed by a maximum of 10 people. To climb this tree house, visitors must take off their footwear. When Check In Jakarta came to visit on weekend, it seemed that the area was crowded with children.

 
Photo Source: Check In Jakarta doc.

In another corner, there are two simple swings made using tree trunks and ropes. There are also benches made from pieces of tree trunks and some hammocks that are hung between the trees. Kembang Kerep Park also features a simple entertainment stage which is also made from used pieces of trees. So that visitors do not litter, several trash bins are also available in the park.

Kembang Kerep Park is open to the public and certainly perfect for those who like to take pictures. Although in general it looks interesting, but this park does not yet have a parking lot. Visitors are forced to park their vehicles on the shoulder of the road. Hopefully in the future there will be a parking lot at this park, as well as other useful facilities for visitors.

Isny Dewi R.
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