The Esplanade is a public sports venue in a very scenic and green part of town. Often used as a training grounds by local sports teams and individuals, this well-maintained field also often hosts sports tournaments and other events. Crowds of people can be seen engaging in various sports activities on any afternoon with reasonable weather conditions.
Nearby are other popular sports venues and landmarks. The Lake Gardens and Perak State Musuem are both just a short walk from the field, but in different directions. The nearby Taiping New Club and the Officer’s Mess provide nourishment and relaxation after a hard day of sports or sightseeing. A rest house is conveniently located on one of the streets along the field, and is a great location to stay if one plans on touring the older parts of the city.
The Esplanade was originally laid out in 1890 as the Parade Square and was used and marching and procession grounds by the then Perak Armed Police. It was commissioned by a Lt. Col. Robert Sandilands Frowd Walker, a key figure in the history of Taiping. A statue of Walker is still standing in the grounds of the nearby Perak State Museum.
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