All public parks in PJ to reopen Saturday (March 6)


PETALING JAYA: All public parks in Petaling Jaya will reopen on Saturday (March 6).

In a statement, the Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) said all parks, including public lakes, playgrounds, recreational parks and Urban Park 1-5 would reopen on March 6.

Fishing will be allowed with a pass issued by MBPJ's landscape department.

However, camping at Bukit Gasing and Urban Park 1-5 will not be allowed and the use of playground amenities such as outdoor gyms and slides are also not allowed until further notice.

Those visiting parks are advised to follow the regulations set by the authorities and practise physical distancing.

"Public must scan their MySejahtera app which will be available at all main entrances to these hiking trails and parks," said the MBPJ spokesman.

Friends of Bukit Gasing committee member Rajesh Mansukhla said there should be a fixed timing for those who wished to hike, similar to what is done in Kuala Lumpur.

"Make sure there are enforcement officers, spot checks and instil the fear that authorities will perform checks.These are government assets and they must ensure those visiting these spaces follow the SOP, just like the private sectors," said Rajesh.

Federal Territories Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa had previously announced that parks in the capital would reopen on Jan 15.

Taman Persekutuan Bukit Kiara, another popular hiking spot in Kuala Lumpur, reopened to the public on Feb 19.

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