Ankara, Turkey

Dikmen Valley Park

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Dikmen Valley Park is one of the best places for an off-road run in Ankara. The city itself is tough for running, so finding a larger park or green space is important for those wanting to run in Ankara. Dikmen Valley is located in the southern part of the city, and the park is a pleasant oasis in an area that’s a bit of a concrete jungle.

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This man-made park lies in a sunken valley and features has a series of paved paths, with some nice trees and landscaping. There’s a lake with fountains. A full loop of the park is nearly 5 km. Note that the park is fairly hilly: nearly 70m of elevation gain in a full loop of the park.

Add-On: Just east of the mid-point of Dikmen Valley Park is Orange Blossom Park (Portakal Çiçeği Parkı) and the Botanical Park (Botanik Parkı), which can add a couple of km of nice running. You can get there via Jose Marti Park, or easiest way is Hoşdere Cd.

Essentials
  • A loop of the park is ~5 km (~3 miles)
  • 67m (222 feet)
  • Anywhere in park
  • Good bus access to park

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Essentials
  • A loop of the park is ~5 km (~3 miles)
  • 67m (222 feet)
  • Anywhere in park
  • Good bus access to park