Pack a picnic, something to sit on, a few toys, and plenty of sunblock – it’s time for a day at the park! Hong Kong has dozens of beautiful parks, so go out and explore with the family and check them out! Little Steps has rounded up the list of the best parks in Hong Kong from Kowloon to The Peak with perks including playgrounds, views, unique picnic spots, and more. Go on now…get out and enjoy the fresh air!
P.S. We no longer have to wear masks when exercising! Hoorah!
Quarry Bay Park lies between the waterfront and Tai Koo, and it has a wicked biking trail that loops around the park, absolutely perfect if you are planning on teaching the little ones to learn how to ride their first bike. The park has great facilities for the kids to play in, bonus for the jogging parents, the running trail goes directly around the park making it ideal to keep an eye out on the playing munchkins! After all that exercise, there are plenty of kid-friendly places to go have a drink and a quick bite eat, such as the Starbucks and Frites a stone's throw away. You can also head to the waterfront and visit a real fireboat - a kid favorite for sure.
Quarry Bay Park And Cycling Track, Quarry Bay Park (near Hoi Tai Street), Quarry Bay, Hong Kong, +852 2513 8499, Website
Velodrome Park is located in Tsuen Kwan O, ideal for folks living around the area (Clearwater Bay & Sai Kung!) looking for some outdoor fun. This park is one of Hong Kong's largest parks, and it is great for multi-aged kids as there is something for everyone from tots to teens. There is a skatepark, a children's play area, a mini climbing wall, and an amphitheater. This park is another fantastic location for teaching the kids how to learn to ride their minibikes. There is a new restaurant as well near the entrance for hungry families.
Hong Kong Velodrome Park, Po Hong Road, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, Website
Located on a small hill in Choi Hung, this hidden park leads kiddos into an exciting and adventurous world of the dinosaurs. The park's unique design features pseudo-archaic fossils and decorative totems which kids will definitely love! The playground is also richly planted with vibrant and fuzzy flowers and trees your little ones won't be able to keep their paws off.
Ping Shek Playground, Choi Shek Lane, Choi Hung, Kowloon. A 10-min walk up hill through Ping Shek Estate from Choi Hung MTR Station Exit A1.
Kids will be impressed with the cool secret paths, big rocks and waterfalls. Don’t forget bread to feed the hungry fish and friendly turtles swimming in the ponds! This park has great playground facilities and boasts botanical beauty. There is a lot of green space for running, ball games, and picnicking!
Discovery Bay Central Park, Lantau Island. Accessible via ferry at Central Pier 3 or MTR on the Tung Chung line to Sunny Bay-and then a bus ride into DB.
Picturesque Kowloon Park is a great place to learn about Hong Kong history, as it was once the Whitfield Barracks during British colonial times. There’s a spacious playground with a cool watchtower, plus indoor and outdoor pools! The Chinese Gardens is packed with animals and plants, and Bird Lake with 200+ birds, including flamingos. What a great day out with the kids!
Kowloon Park, 22 Austin Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, Website
Roll up the picnic blankets and pack up the scooters, it's time for a Sunday Funday in Tai Po! Located along the Tolo Harbour, this family wonderland of outdoor adventures is the largest park in Hong Kong. The perfectly manicured gardens and open green lounging areas along the water make for a perfect day of kiddy entertainment. Plenty to do at this park highlights includes a children's playground, a jogging trail, an insect house, 1.2km waterfront promenade, a 600-seater amphitheater, and much more.
Tai Po Waterfront Park, Dai Fat Street, Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong, +852 2664 2107, Website
Just a few steps away from Stanley's main drag is a hidden gem called Ma Hang Park. Head down the waterfront promenade for a breath of fresh air before heading to the thoroughfare of packed restaurants. The stroller-friendly, dog-friendly boardwalk is lined with lush vegetation and ends at quaint Pak Tai Temple overlooking the water. Bring the camera!
Ma Hang Park, Main Street, Stanley, Hong Kong, Website
The 1,500m paved path around this lovely man-made lake is a treat for parents with strollers and tykes needing to blow off some steam. There’s a big playground with a splash pad to cool off, picnic spots throughout, a snack bar, and bathrooms with baby changing facilities. You can also rent paddle boats and quad bikes to ride around the perfectly manicured, spacious park.
Inspiration Lake, Disneyland Resort, Lantau Island, Hong Kong, www.hongkongdisneyland.com
Bring your mini explorers to The Wetlands for a day of exploring Hong Kong’s ecosystem. Not only is it educational, but it’s also plenty of fun as your kids will see a cornucopia of wildlife, particularly if you go during the cooler autumn and winter months when thousands of birds migrate to the park for the winter. There’s a butterfly garden, crocodiles and a maze to run around in.
Hong Kong Wetland Park, Wetland Park Road, Tin Shui Wai, New Territories, Hong Kong, +852 2708 8885, www.wetlandpark.gov.hk
Beautiful Victoria Park is smack bang in the middle of the shopping mecca of Causeway Bay and ends at the outskirts of Tin Hau. The park is a small oasis in this bustling part of the city, with great jogging tracks, fun parks for the kids to play in, football and tennis fields for when the weather has cooled off a bit. And let's not forget the amazing glowing lanterns during the Mid-Autumn Festival and a vibrantly colorful flower market during Chinese New Year.
Victoria Park, 1 Hing Fat Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong Island, Website
At the end of Clearwater Bay Road, you will find Tai Hang Tun where you can snap up some cheap kites and cool drinks at the wee-sized kiosk (note: it closes at 6pm). Head to the paved kiting area to watch the experts in action or launch your own flying machine. For a mini hike, try the 30-minute Tree Walk (not suitable for prams) bustling with butterflies, dragonflies, and plenty of signs providing information on the various plants to spot along your adventure. Nature does nurture…so, go on now!
Clearwater Bay Country Park, Tai Hang Tun (at the end of Clearwater Bay Road), Clearwater Bay, Hong Kong, www.afcd.gov.hk
The Ma On Shan Park is a massive park with a total area of 5hectares. This stunning park is located on the shorefront of Tolo Harbour, not far from the town center. You will be spoiled when it comes to fantastic views from the distant peaks of Pat Sin Leng to the sea melting into the sky. This park is educational too, kids can learn about the mining history at the display area! And there is a maze garden! Plus a fantastic children's playground of novel design. The parents can jog trail with a fitness station for exercise.
Ma On Shan Park, 12 On Chun Street, Ma On Shan, Sha Tin, Website
Belcher Bay Park is located in Kennedy Town and it spans a vast area of 30,000 square meters. It has a nautical theme with an amphitheater, a green lawn, fantastic jogging tracks, a pavilion, and fun facilities for the kiddos, all featuring a nautical style, due to it being so close to the Bay which was called after Edward Belcher who surveyed the outlining water in 1841. This park is a favorite among the KTown dwelling families!
Belcher Bay Park, Kennedy Town, Praya, Kennedy Town, Website
This park is located just above the cruise terminal offering lovely views of the approaching cruise liners. The landscaped gardens make for a pretty setting for picnics, and there is a large central lawn and great water features, making it an ideal spot for a nice afternoon picnic or lie down with the wee ones.
Kai Tak Park, 33 Shing Fung Road, Kai Tak, Kowloon, Hong Kong, Website
Who says that Hong Kong is a concrete jungle? Right in the heart of downtown beside the LegCo building, Tamar Park boasts an expansive open grassy area with hard-to-beat views of Victoria Harbour - it’s as good as it comes. Stretch out on the open field of green grass and if you’re nippish, grab light snacks from the iBakery kiosk.
Tamar Park, Harcourt Road, Admiralty, Hong Kong, Website
Hong Kong Park is a green slice of peace and quiet in the mayhem of Hong Kong’s urban jungle and a great place to grab a breath of fresh air amongst its landscaped gardens. The park has plenty of features to keep the family entertained such as an aviary, the Hong Kong Teaware Museum and in the middle of the park, visitors can see artificial lakes and waterfalls converted from old military camp tennis courts.
Hong Kong Park, Rawlinson House, Cotton Tree Dr, Central, Website
Head up to The Peak and let the kiddos play to their hearts’ content at the huge playground complete with fun slides, swings and multiple play castles for every age. After they run wild and play, you can hit the grassy park for a picnic. Or, merely park yourselves at one of the many restaurants at The Peak. Further up is Victoria Peak Garden, one of the most tranquil grassy spots in the city, with a view! Click here for our video!
Mount Austin Road Playground & Park, Mount Austin Road, The Peak, Website
Picnic, scooter, jog, and play... Sai Ying Pun's waterfront oasis has been discovered. This massive piece of green is a favorite amongst Hong Kongers for sunny days and comes complete with a harbor view, making it ideal for a picnic on the weekend! The park includes an open lawn, plenty of scooter-friendly sidewalks, a soccer pitch, basketball courts, and a playground for family fun.
Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, Website. Take Sheung Wan MTR exit D and walk along the water for 5 minutes. Parking is also available.
It’s hard to imagine this park was once a massive landfill in Kwun Tong. Nowadays, it’s an enormous park with a plethora of fun activities, including a large children’s playground, agricultural learning center, three gardens and two lawns complete with tables and parasols. Plus, there are four jogging tracks and two radio-controlled model car racing lanes: one for children and one for adults.
Jordan Valley Park, New Clear Water Bay Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong, Website
The Zoological and Botanical Gardens, also known as Hong Kong Zoo, is the oldest park in Hong Kong. Built in 1860, they were partially opened four years later but did not fully open to the public until 1871. They were used initially as a place to keep various native plants for research. In 1876, birds and mammals joined the collection. Kids will love all the animals inside this park!
Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens - Smack in the middle of the city + animals!
Kowloon Walled City - Explore some history + enjoy the city's best Thai food in Kowloon Bay
Nan Lian Garden - Tang Dynasty fun in Wong Tai Sin (pair it with a trip to Chi Lin Nunnery)!
Po Hong Park - Tseung Kwan O playland with 3 playgrounds (Hong Kong's largest!)