Last week saw Bangkok’s 360-rai park in the center of the city get new water-based activities, as the deputy governor of Bangkok presided over a ceremony for the new initiative meant to promote health and fitness.

The new water activities include paddleboards, kayaks, and paddle boats at the park’s large pond. According to the opening ceremony, the services are free at the moment from 9am to 6pm. These new activities can be undertaken for 40 minutes at a time, and all patrons are required to wear life jackets.

Adding quite a bit of plastic and color to one of the few spots in the city center for greenery, the new activities come just in time for Loy Krathong, which begins next week on November 8, and Lumpini is a popular spot to celebrate. More changes are on the way for Lumpini Park, the first public park in Thailand, as the park nears its 100th anniversary in 2025.