It’s been a gloomy past few days here in Hong Kong. Patches of sunshine engulfed by dark clouds and spontaneous rains, Summer has never been so dull. Make most of the sunny days by coming out and enjoying the sun. While Hong Kong has a reputation for being a concrete jungle, don’t underestimate the beauty in nature Hong Kong beholds. After all, Hong Kong is also one of the greenest global cities. In fact, just over 75% of the city is green! Take a break from the city and share tranquillity with your loved ones to a picnic. We list five of our favourite picnic spots to enjoy with your furry friends and family.
Opened in 2011, Tamar Park boasts pristine condition all year round. Its convenient location in the heart of Admiralty makes the park the perfect picnic spot for a spontaneous lunch picnic (even on a weekday)! Take a break from the office and pack your lunch or order takeout at your favourite lunch spot and grab a seat at one of the parks seats or grass to enjoy a breath of fresh air. Otherwise, weekends are a great time to come out with your dog as there is an area for dogs to freely run to their heart content and even make some furry friends!
Tamar Park; Harcourt Road, Admiralty
West Kowloon Art Park
The Art Park and waterfront promenade is one of the gems of Kowloon. Offering a stunning view of Victoria Harbour, this is where you want to be if you’re looking for the most picture-perfect picnic spot. With a great balance of leisure and relaxation you can walk pets, go for a jog or even hire and ride a SmartBike across the promenade. Harbour-side restaurants and cafes conveniently located in the park makes enjoying a meal or a drink so much easier if a picnic is too much of a hassle. To get there exit from MTR Kowloon Station Exit E4 or E5. Walk along Nga Cheung Road and cross the footbridge into West Kowloon Cultural District.
West Kowloon Cultural District; Tsim Sha Tsui
Cyberport Waterfront Park
Overlooking Telegraph Bay, Cyberport Waterfront Park is a dog-friendly and family-friendly park. While the location may be a bit of an inconvenience, the tranquil and relaxing atmosphere will make the commute worthwhile. Kite-flying, yoga and jump roping are some of the activities you will see park-goers doing. Even if you’re not looking for much to do, sit on the benches and watch the happy dogs run freely.
Cyberport Waterfront Park; 100 Cyberport Road, Telegraph Bay
Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park
For good reason, Sun Yan Sen Memorial Park is one of the most loved parks for many Hong Kongers. With a large plain field of greenery (covering 4.22 hectares) it’s perfect for families to bring their children or bring a group of friends to enjoy a yoga session on the lawn. The Park also offers ground for outdoor sports like a soccer pitch and basketball court. Adjacent to the park is the Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park Sports Centre where you can enjoy a plethora of indoor sports like squash and swimming and go for a shower after sweating in the heat.
Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park; 16 Eastern Street N, Sai Ying Pun
Jordan Valley Park
Jordan Valley Park sits high above Kwun Tong atop a former landfill in 2011. The Park is known for its sprawling lawns which are popular on the weekend with picnicking families. At the park, you can also enjoy the facilities of a jogging track and a botanical garden. What makes Jordan Valley Park standout aside from its 6 hectares of land is the RC car racing circuit which will surely excite any radio controlled car enthusiasts.
Jordan Valley Park; Cha Liu Au, New Clear Water Bay Road