Kota Damansara in Petaling Jaya used to be a reserved forest of Selangor until it was re-gazetted for development by PKNS. Today, this township has thrived with many houses and commercial buildings being built over the last few years. This 4,000 acres township is divided into 13 sections. Sunway Giza Shopping Mall, Dataran Sunway, Strand and Giant hypermarket are all located here as well.
SEGI University, an educational college that offers a varieties of courses is also located here. Thomson Hospital helps to meet the medical needs of the people here. Sri KDU offers private primary and secondary education to those who can afford it. Those who are into golfing will be glad to know that Seri Selangor Golf Course is located just opposite Dataran Sunway. If you are into horse riding, head for Selangor Polo Club in Section 10.
There are two recreation parks that you can go while you are here. The most prominent one is Kota Damansara Community Forest Reserve which was gazetted as a Permanent Forest Reserve on 18 Feb 2010 and the other one is Taman Rimba Riang.
The signage at the entrance to the forest.
You will notice this man-made lake as you come here.
This forest reserve main entrance is located in section 10 just opposite a school. Entrance fee is RM2/adult and RM1/children below 12. There is a man-made lake with fishes but does not look clean as there are algae and other plants thriving here. There are well-marked trails that you can use to hike or do some mountain biking here. Look out for signages whether the trails are for hikers and bikers or for hikers only.
Learn the names of some of the trees in this forest. There are well-marked signage on the trees as you walk/bike your way here. This forest is under the care of Selangor State Forestry.
Funds from United Nations Development Program have been used to make this forest more accessible to the public. There is a shelter area at the entrance of the park just opposite the school for to have your picnic.
See more details of the community forest here.
The GPS coordinates of this park:
N03° 10.174' E101° 34.837'
Taman Rimba Riang is located at Section 9 and is an easier park to go where you do not have to hike. There is a big lake with well maintained pavement for you to do you jogging. This park is not well utilised probably due to its location which is further away from the residential houses. A restroom and surau for both male and female is located near the car parking bays.
Taman Rimba Riang recreation park.
The well maintained park at Kota Damansara completed with concrete pavement.
Those who have GPS can key in the following coordinates to get here: