Bangkok’s got a new little green spot open to the public just a few blocks from Lumphini Park near Chamchuri Square.
What had been an empty lot near Wat Hua Lamphong in the Bang Rak district is now a “pocket park” as of earlier this week. Perhaps feeling inadequate, the micro park’s got a name that’s a real mouthful: Wat Hua Lamphong Rukkaniwet Park.
The park sits on 2 rai of land (3,200sqm) and features a playground, a few fitness bars, exercise machines, running track and some tables.
A lot of hands collaborated on the park: City Hall’s environment department, the We!Park group, Shma Soen landscape architecture firm, Chulalongkorn University’s Architecture Faculty and the Thai Association of Landscape Architects. It is a pilot project developed under City Hall’s Green Bangkok 2030 project aiming to create more green spaces in the capital city.
It’s just one small sliver of the extreme makeover redeveloping shabby but authentic areas lining Rama IV Road into a real estate portfolio dream. Less Dusit Thani; more mixed-use commercial zoning synergy.
Wat Hua Lamphong Rukkhaniwet Park is located in Soi Na Wat Hua Lamphong and is open 5am to 8pm daily. The nearest transpo is MRT Sam Yan.
Wat Hua Lamphong Rukkhaniwet Park
Opens 5am – 8pm daily
MRT Sam Yan
Soi Na Wat Hua Lamphong, Si Phraya, Bang Rak