Sports is one of the best activities to keep our active kids going. In Hong Kong, there is a fair share of playgrounds, indoor and outdoor multipurpose courts available to the public. These days, the city is known for transforming a majority of its old spaces within public estates or shopping malls into something new, fun and inclusive for everybody. Many are also purposefully transformed to highlight core values to its communities such as inclusivity, sustainability and equality through its expression of art and sports.
From basketball to skateboarding, here is a list of some of our favorite locations for outdoor sports and activities in Hong Kong that the kids and adults will love!
The rise of social media has surely made this location famous and has also started two simultaneous creative trends in Hong Kong: colorful outdoor basketball courts and the rise of transforming public housing estates into something special for the public to recognize.
With its beautiful palm trees and pastel backdrop, Choi Hung Estate has a large basketball court for basketball lovers, students and nowadays, social media influencers. Local residents have also turned the opposite ends of the basketball courts into their very own plant garden. Kids can be found riding their bikes or scooters and locals practicing tai-chi.
A further development to the H.A.N.D.S Shopping Centre are two amazing areas to promote its up-and-coming "community sports hub" - Hong Kong's first rooftop skate park and a rooftop run base.At the skating park, kids can bring their roller skates, skateboards, scooters, bikes, and balance bikes and zoom away.The location is separated into 3 levels - roller skating, skateboarding and biking. For more information about the H.A.N.D.S Rooftop Roller Skate Park click here.
Now a vibrant multipurpose recreation center, located in Kai Yip Estate, the Kai Yip Recreation Center includes different areas of play for active sports-goers of all ages. There are indoor and outdoor fields that include a training ground for runners, basketball, football, badminton and hockey courts for all ages. It also includes a battle rope that kids can use. And for those who also practice Tai Chi, a specific area is also reserved for them, too.
As a joint collaboration with People's Place and graphic designer SLAB, the colorful patterns presented in its outdoor sports ground allow residents to start their day off with something bright and positive to look at. This allows them to feel that this space is open to all and that its activities are inclusive for people of all ages.
For older kids looking to pursue some serious skate training, this is the place to be. With street-element obstacles and ramps, this skate park is the first international standard skate location in Hong Kong certified by Street League Skateboarding.
Make sure to bring your helmet and protective gear!
One of the most core values that this sports court represents is gender inclusivity.
As a formed collaboration between Gaw Capital Partners and One Bite Design, they have created a unique space where there is a "Girls Prioritised" space for players of all abilities to enjoy. It encourages safe play and motivates girls to participate in sports without any constraints.
It is not just a basketball court, but there are functional amenities such as stretching corners with stretch and climbing bars, sit-up benches and a rest zone for warm-ups and cool-downs. It is also a great area for runners to do light training and to be able to use the facility for stretching.
If you are looking for the perfect baseball field in Hong Kong, this is the place for you. Sai Tso Wan is a multi-purpose grass pitch mainly used for sports such as football and baseball.
There are two batting cages for baseball (which are used mainly by the Hong Kong Baseball Association), a jogging track, and a children's play area.
Sai Tso Wan was built mainly as a way to promote waste management, environmental awareness and protection in Hong Kong. This location has solar panels, wind turbines, surface water, and rubber soil.
As a project spearheaded by Nike Grind, this refurbished basketball court located in Kwai Chung has been transformed by repurposing 20,000 pairs of used sneakers.
Partnering up with People's Place, toy designer James Jarvin, and InspiringHK this beautifully designed court has set to become a community hub to bring together underprivileged youth where they can come and feel welcome through active participation in sports.
This location is surrounded by a large number of schools hence making this a popular spot for students to enjoy.
This one-of-a-kind sports ground has a multi-functional play space equipped with a basketball, badminton, and volleyball court plus a running track. It is designed to promote unstructured and creative play. Smiley's can be seen on all corners of the space to encourage positivity and joy to visitors and residents.
Cute elements such as a car-tire installation bring us back to the setup of an old school playground. There is a lot of space for spectators and for parents to sit while watching their children play and take part in a sports game. And the artwork is just stunning!
Found at the rooftop of this Tseung Kwan O shopping mall, this space has been transformed into an awesome sports space! With four different sports zones namely called: Fun Camp, Sea of Balls, Speed Avenue and Stretching Ring - each zone is loaded with kid-friendly sports gear from French retailer Decathlon.
For more details, click here.
If you are a fan of The NBA, this is a beautiful location to check out!
This location offers a large variety of outdoor play and sports areas for families. There's a skating park, children's play area, an awesome mini climbing wall, and a bike trail.
Best way to cap a weekend with a relaxing picnic in the park after an active day of fun.
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There are a good number of public pools all over the city. Head over to Tseung Kwan O for an amazing family day with different types of pools and slides for the kids to enjoy on a hot summer day.
Click here for a list of public pools in Hong Kong and for booking inquiries.
As a non-profit sports organization, you don't have to pay a hefty membership fee to get access to its different indoor and outdoor facilities. From bowling to outdoor tennis courts and football courts, there are loads of sports to take part in this organization. Make sure to check online for individual pricing such as taking part in courses or booking to use certain facilities, and you must apply for a membership first.
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