Hong Kong Park provides a relaxing environment and one of the best places to visit if you want to have a break from the city life. It is an eight hectare park surrounded by the skyscrapers with several facilities such as the aviary, conservatory, sports centre, children’s playground, clock tower, squash centre, central garden, Olympic square, conservation centre, tai chi garden and vantage point.
The park also features historical buildings, fountains, man-made lake and a small zoo. Newly wed couples posing for photos are a common sight in the park, since the Cotton Tree Drive Marriage Registry Office is nearby.
Historically, the area was formerly known as the Cantonment Hill and it was also occupied by the British Military Army. A number of preserved garrison buildings, built between 1867 and 1910 still remain in the park. These are the Rawlinson House, Flagstaff House and Wavell House. Now, the buildings are used as a museum and offices.
Hong Kong Park is located at 19 Cotton Tree Drive, Central District, Hong Kong. It can easily be reached by MTR or by bus. The park is open daily from 6:00 in the morning until 11:00 in the evening. Everyone is welcome and admission is free!