Taman Suropati

Jakarta, Indonesia

Taman Suropati

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Taman Suropati or Suropati Park is a public park located in Menteng, Jakarta, Indonesia. The park is located in the center of Menteng and is the meeting point of three streets: Teuku Umar Street, Diponegoro Street, and Imam Bonjol Street.

The park is now an iconic landmark of Jakarta, was hill-shaped area. It was built by FJ Kubatz and FJL Gijshels under the direction of PAJ van Moojen, a Dutch architect. The then-mayor of Batavia, GJ Bisschop, who was in office from 1916 to 1920, built the park, which was then named Bisschopplein. The park was officially inaugurated in 1919. The park was built to avoid traffic jam in around the court. The soil that was excavated to level the hilly slope dumped to Besuki Street. In 1920, the court started the transformation to be a park by the planting of trees and flowers. Across the park, there was Logegebouw (now Bappenas building).

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