One of the biggest is the Kelana Jaya Park, a former mining area rehabilitated in the 1980s. It has seven scenic lakes, with jogging tracks around them.
Other popular parks include Taman Sri Aman and Taman Jaya, each with a lake surrounded by shady trees. All the parks have walking tracks and playing areas. Residents may just sit on the benches
provided and enjoy the scenery or jog or take part in activities like Taichi and aerobic sessions. The parks are also ideal for family outings.
Large areas of jungle land have been preserved to keep Petaling Jaya green, many of them with much used walking trails. The Bukit Gasing Forest Reserve is especially popular among nature lovers. The hill, covered with secondary jungle, is steep but not difficult to climb. The peak affords a panoramic view of a growing city that has so far been able to strike a balance between rapid development and the preservation of a rich natural heritage.