Nan Lian Garden, Kowloon
MTR Diamond Hill Station (Exit C2)
The entrance is located just across the road from Hollywood Plaza’s Mark & Spencer. It is the most well-designed park in Hong Kong in terms of the beauty of its architecture and plants; the gorgeous pond, temple-like structures, artificial waterfall. There are also exhibits of rockery, pottery, prayer beads as well as a vegetarian restaurant, Chinese tea house and souvenir shop. This zen garden is connected to the Buddhist temple, Chi Lin Nunnery, the only surviving architecture of the Tang Dynasty.
Victoria Park, Causeway Bay
Tin Hau Station (Exit A2)
It is the biggest park in Hong Kong with extensive (600m) walking/ jogging trail around a big field. There are lawn bowl and soccer fields, tennis and basketball courts, swimming pool complex, a couple of children playgrounds and outdoor fitness equipment in this well-shaded park.
West Kowloon Art Park
Kowloon Station (Exit E4) | Website
This harbour-view promenade with a bicycle/ walking track, lawns and restaurants/ food stalls is the perfect place for families who want to spend their day enjoying the outdoor fresh air. Some of the activities to do here are cycling (SmartBike available for rent), picnic, photography (thanks to the few artistic structures), dining/ drinks with a magnificent sunset and sea view. Shade trees are scarce.
Hong Kong Park, Central
Admiralty Stn (Exit C1) or Central Stn (Exit J2)
Located at the heart of Central, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong Park has many attractions in close proximity; the biggest Aviary in Hong Kong (with a cool elevated walkway), a huge children’s playground with a long tunnel slide, Conservatory for climate-controlled plants, beautiful landscapes, botanical garden, water features, Sports Centre, The Peak Tram, etc. It can also be reached via Pacific Place Shopping Mall (Admiralty) by taking the escalator all the way up to the park.
Tsing Yi Park
Tsing Yi Station (Exit B)
The European-themed park features plenty of walking trails, a scenic ornamental lake, pond with turtles, waterfalls, playground and sports facilities. The beautiful colors of the Sabino trees in autumn and Prunus trees in spring attract many visitors.