1)Take the subway and get off at Tsim Sha Tsui to reach the park. The park is open every day except Friday and festival days.
The park was opened by the then Governor, Sir David Trench on June 24th. In 1989, it was rebuilt, funded by the former Royal Hong Kong Jockey Club at a cost of about HK$300 million.
The park was built in a classical Chinese style, and is visited by many tourists. Flowers and trees are plenty in it. There is an attractive variety of rarely-seen beautiful birds and flowers.
The park boasts an abundance of scenic spots and enough establishments for tourists to enjoy themselves. The scenic spots mainly include the Maze Garden, Color Garden, Chinese Garden, Roof Gardens, Banyan Court and Bird Lake. And the establishments comprise a mini soccer pitch, the Fitness Trail, Children's Playground, Discovery Playground, Sculpture Walk & Sculpture Garden, a piazza, an aviary, a swimming pool and a sports center. The swimming pool is one of the best equipped in Hong Kong and can hold 1,500 people.
From 07:30 to 09:30 on Fridays, the park provides the activity of watching birds for tourists free of charge. The gathering point is at the arcade. And from 14:30 to 16:30 on Sundays, there are free performances on the Sculpture Walk, including lion/dragon dance and different disciplines of martial arts. Additionally, from 13:00 to 19:00 on Sundays and public holidays, at the loggia of the park exit, there are many stalls selling Chinese traditional handworks, calligraphy and many other souvenirs.
Next to the park is the Park Lane Shopper's Boulevard which imitates the American style. The shops there mainly sell the clothes from the native or abroad, which are very popular with the young people. After shopping, you can go to the park and find a comfortable place for a rest.
The site of the park was an important British military base that overlooked Victoria Harbour. They built solid colonial-style barracks that you can still see at the Heritage Museum, and they left some military equipment.
Kowloon Park was officially opened in 1970 by the British governor. In 1989, the park was redeveloped at a cost of $300 million HK by the Hong Kong Jockey Club.
Kowloon Park is in Tsim Sha Shui near Victoria Bay. It covers more than 13 hectares, but you might miss it because it is mostly on a rise and behind buildings, such as the Kowloon Masjid.
Harbour City Mall is a two minute walk away.
The Space Museum is a 14 minute walk down Nathan Road.
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