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Top park recommendations from locals

Park
“Yo u can see animals and birds in this park as well as exotic plants. All free. Perfect for a chilling day. ”
  • 36 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Very close walk (10 mins) and a quick find for nature in the city. Otherwise head to Hatton Rd for access to the many trails of HK Island.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Park
“Kowloon Park (13 hectares) is an oasis of greenery and a refreshing escape from the hustle and bustle of Tsim Sha Tsui. In the morning the older set practise taichi amid the serene surrounds, and on Sunday afternoon Kung Fu Corner stages martial-arts displays.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Park
“Why I like here is because there is a public pool!. It is good for exercise. In the morning, local Hong Kong people do Tai Chi here. I like to buy ice cream at Macdonald stand in the park also. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Park
“The park was formerly a typhoon shelter known as Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter, part of Victoria Harbour, used as a refuge by fishing boats and yachts during typhoon seasons. In the 1950s, the shelter was reclaimed and the park was built there. The typhoon shelter was then relocated to the north. The park has long been a gathering place for domestic workers on Sundays, their usual day off. Since the early 2000s, helpers from Indonesia have come to predominate, in and around the western end of the Park, as their numbers in Hong Kong have increased relative to those from the Philippines. The parallel tradition for Filipina domestic workers is to congregate around Statue Square in Central. A portion of the park was occupied by construction of a slip road for the Central–Wan Chai Bypass project. This was "hugely controversial" as local councillors and residents alleged they were not informed that the road would cut through the park. In March 2015 construction unearthed unexploded ordnance dating from World War II and the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Bureau of the Hong Kong Police Force was called in to dispose of it. The bypass opened in early 2019. The slip road is now a permanent fixture in the north of the park, where it runs in a depression for about 150 metres before entering a tunnel portal.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Park
“pack a little picnic and enjoy a sunny afternoon chilling out (do your rain check before heading out)”
  • 36 locals recommend
Park
“Birds are popular pets for locals thanks to our small living places in Hong Kong! Yuen Po Street Bird Garden is a great place to enjoy the sound of birds chirping. This place is full of exotic colourful birds, which is great for photo opportunities and experiencing the local culture. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Dog Run
“walking distance from the apt. great harbour views and catch ferries to the islands ”
  • 11 locals recommend
  • 3 Experiences
Monument / Landmark
“The Peak is a must see in HK. One of the best way to enjoy it is to walk along the morning trail. (Don't look for the top of the mount there won't be anything to see except antennas).”
  • 16 locals recommend
Park
“One of the biggest parks on the Hong Kong Islans. Just take an MTR ride to Causeway Bay MTR station. If you go there on Sundays, please take in mind that it is a day-off of domestic helpers in Hong Kong who also love to spend their spare time in the park. Generally it is usually busy on a Sunday afternoon.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Park
“The kids can ride bikes, do yoga and walk in nature. The new tree nursery is amazing. Just 10 minutes walk from Kowloon Station. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Park
“Kowloon Walled City was a largely ungoverned, densely populated settlement in Kowloon City in Hong Kong. Originally a Chinese military fort, the Walled City became an enclave after the New Territories were leased to Britain by China in 1898. Its population increased dramatically following the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong during World War II. By 1990, the Walled City contained 50,000 residents[1][2] within its 2.6-hectare (6.4-acre) borders. From the 1950s to the 1970s, it was controlled by local triads and had high rates of prostitution, gambling and drug abuse. It's a good place for visit for people interested in the history of Hong Kong.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Garden
“Grab a picnic mix from the city'super supermarket in IFC before hopping on any of the tourist buses heading up to the Peak - ignore the riffraff toting cameras and hogging the Peak Tram and keep walking up Lugard and Mt Austin Road until you see the signs for Victoria Peak Gardens. Features two separate, gorgeous park areas nestled amongst a beautiful landscape. The perfect picnic spot away from the city's madness...”
  • 3 locals recommend
Playground
  • 1 local recommends
Garden
“Lovely man-made Chinese garden next to Chi Lin Nunnery, serene and well maintained. There is a vegetarian restaurant located inside too. Head there for a mind and body detox.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Park
  • 3 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience