Sumenep Promenade is a park in Menteng, Central Jakarta. The park is on either side of a canal that receives waste water and surface runoff.
Sumenep Promenade map
[Map of Sumenep Promenade.]
Sumenep Promenade photos
Sumenep Promenade is also referred to as Taman Sumenep (Sumenep Park). There is parkland on either side of the canal.
One of the highlights of the park is a suspension footbridge.
On the northside of the canal is a landscaped walkway.
There is an exercise area along the walkway.
There is also a regular footpath alongside the road.
Water runoff from the road to the canal.
While the park was revitalised along this stretch of canal, the water itself is still heavily polluted from waste water received upstream.
Waste water still enters the canal here as well, which is a problem beyond the park renovation.
The southern section of the park on the north side is occupied by aquarium shops.
The aquarium buildings that sit next to the canal is what most rivers and canals in Jakarta look like.
After walking to the end where the aquarium shops are, you can go around to the south side of the park.
There is a landscaped walkway that runs alongside the road.
This park is a great preview of what Jakarta could look like if it was able to remove buildings along its waterways and turn them into much-needed green areas. The parks also act as a defence against flooding, as water that would usually flow across concrete has a chance to be absorbed into the ground.
The other massive problem that needs to be fixed is stopping waste water entering the river system of Jakarta.