Revitalizing an Urban Forest Park in Surakarta


Balekambang City Park is one of the tourist attractions in Surakarta City. This park is unique because it is a tourism forest located in the middle of the city. This part of the city was revitalized in 2007 after some parts, such as the urban forest, were damaged due to neglect from the local Government and park managers. Now, in 2022, another revitalization process is needed, as the park has once again fallen into poor condition and the urban forest has been closed. This park has considerable tourism potential because it also plays an essential role in environmental sustainability. The present study aimed to describe, design and analyze a revitalization effort for Balekambang City Park to maximize its potential. Qualitative descriptive methods were used.

Keywords: Tourism, Balekambang City Park, Urban Forest

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