There is a sports park on the Krabi river called Thara Park that is pretty ideal for running. It’s good to find a place without dogs – and though there are sometimes dogs here, they never bark at people or give chase.
There is a paved path around the circumference of the park, and there is enough grass that you can run on if you are tired of slapping the pavement with your feet. One lap around is 1.15 kilometers. A lap from the big parking lot and counterclockwise, past the tennis courts and football (soccer) field, up to the gate and the parallel bars on the left, and around back to the parking lot.
Bicycles and rollerblades are not supposed to be on the big loop, there is a place for both inside the park. Bikes can go around the football field. Rollerbladers have their own area behind the main convenience store.
There are 1-2 convenience stores inside the park which sell drinks, ice-cream, and a small assortment of other snacks. Just outside the park are numerous food stalls selling everything from grilled chicken and fish to som tam and other more substantial meals.
Thara Park is a great place to go when you want a safe run between the hours of 8 am. and 7 pm. when it turns dark. It isn’t recommended that you run alone in the park after dark.
Things to Do in Thara Park, Krabi Town:
- football (soccer)
- use exercise equipment
- takraw circles
- sit on the river’s edge
- people watch