Who let the dogs out?! Not that we’re complaining, we’re always at these dog parks in Hong Kong to pet the passing pups (not to sound creepy)
Walking around Hong Kong, you may mistake that stroller for a baby’s – pop your head over and you’ll find a cute pup hanging its tongue out and enjoying the glances and attention from passers-by. So yes, we Hong Kong folks love our doggos and it’s evident in pet-friendly cafes, pet-friendly hotels, and the abundance of pet supply stores. Here’s our round-up of dog parks in Hong Kong for you and your four-legged best pal.
All the best dog parks in Hong Kong
1. Penfold Park
Also known as the green lung of Sha Tin, Penfold Park is a lush park located in the infield of the Sha Tin Racecourse built, managed by The Hong Kong Jockey Club. The park is also one of the most pet-friendly venues in Hong Kong, it provides leisure facilities for both animal-lovers and their pets. Doggos can show-off their swimming skills in the artificial pool, the huge lawn makes a perf spot for frisbee, and the park regularly promotes animal care and welfare. Penfold Park is closed to the public during horse-racing days.
Penfold Park, Sha Tin Racecourse, Sha Tin, Hong Kong
2. West Kowloon Waterfront Park
This one’s no surprise – it not only features massive grassy fields for playtime but also pet-friendly cafes so your little canine bud can grab nibbles with you. Pets must be kept on leashes at all times unless you venture up north a little where the Pet Zone is which is fenced with a double-gated entrance and is equipped with pet waste bins and a water tap. Don’t forget to drop by Hooman for some drinks and bites.
West Kowloon Waterfront Park, West Kowloon Cultural District, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
3. Wan Po Road Pet Garden
Ever have an issue with the little ones messing with the big ones or vice versa? Wan Po Road Pet Garden is the largest dog park in Hong Kong and it is thoughtfully separated into three zones – large dogs, small dogs, and one for all sizes to socialise. Facilities include dog latrine, dog excreta collection bins, pet shower area, rain shelters, and a water fountain.
Wan Po Road Pet Garden, Wan Po Road, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, p. 2791 3100
4. Butterfly Valley Road Pet Garden
Unlike the name suggests, you’re not going to find many butterflies, but you sure will stumble upon a ton of excited and energetic doggos! This pet park knows how to keep the furry friends happy, with lots of playground equipment such as pipe tunnels and hoops. And of course, don’t worry about the basic facilities like dog waste collection bins, drinking fountains for pets, and hand-washing facilities.
Butterfly Valley Road Pet Garden, 2 Butterfly Valley Road, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon, Hong Kong
5. Ma On Shan Sai Sha Road Pet Garden
This humble little park may not take too long to walk around so this one is great for short strolls with your pet(s). The facilities here fall short a little, so you may need to carry your own water for your pup to stay hydrated. Other than that, this pet garden is not too crowded, it’s rather peaceful and defo offers something different from the more popular ones on this list.
Ma On Shan Sai Sha Road Pet Garden, 638 Sai Sha Rd, Ma On Shan, Hong Kong
6. Kwun Tong Ferry Pier Square Pet Garden
Located near Kwun Tong Promenade (so you know the view’s gonna be great), this pet park is spacious and the place to be during sunset for that golden hour glow. There’s plenty of play equipment for doggos, one we love is the balancing wood that pups love to jump on. Plus, the Kwun Tong Promenade attracts other exotic pets, best believe we have spotted lizards and parrots here before.
Kwun Tong Ferry Pier Square Pet Garden, Manulife Financial Centre Tower A, 223 Wai Yip Street, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong
7. Central and Western District Promenade
If you’re in for a long, brisk way by the sea from Central all the way to Kennedy Town, this one’s for you and your whiskered companion. There are designated pet areas where your pets can go off the leash in full freedom (away from the hoomans), the space is fully fenced so don’t worry about your dogs running too far beyond. The basic pet facilities are on the spot too.
Central and Western District Promenade, Lung Wo Road, Central, Hong Kong
8. Cheung Wan Street Rest Garden
Similar to Wan Po Road Pet Garden, Cheung Wan Street Garden has its zones divided but this one into two; one for big paws and one for the little ones. There’s also a pet lavatory and dog excreta collection bin, just be sure to clean up after your dogs. There are areas for children’s playgrounds and fitness facilities suitable for all ages so you’ll be keeping more than just your pup busy whilst you’re there!
Cheung Wan Street Rest Garden, Cheung Wan Street, Tsing Yi, Hong Kong
9. Tung Chung North Park
This park encompasses a land of about 3.8 hectares and attracts goers of all ages. Aside from the pet garden, there’s an eldery fitness centre, children’s playground, Chinese herbs garden, a soccer pitch, and skateboard ground. It’s relatively new and the touch of modern wood creates a nice juxtaposition with the traditional elements that Hong Kong parks are used to.
Tung Chung North Park, 20 Tat Tung Road, Tung Chung, Hong Kong, p. 2109 3423
10. Lam Tei Pet Garden
The location may seem like a secret code area as this pet park is located underneath the Kong Sham Western Highway, but your furry friend could care less about the location because this one’s got a fun sandpit! There are designated areas for pet latrines and there are benches all around for you to sit around as your pet makes puppy-dog eyes not wanting to leave.
Lam Tei Pet Garden, Kong Sham Western Highway, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
11. Cyberport Waterfront Park
Much like West Kowloon Waterfront, you’ll find a bunch of tents nestled under the shade and lots of doggos running about. This one also makes a great picnic spot to unwind during the weekends. There are taps for pets to stay hydrated but one thing you’ll need to be on the lookout for during summertime is snakes (not the nicest of encounters)!
Cyberport Waterfront Park, 100 Cyberport Road, Telegraph Bay, Hong Kong, p. 3166 3111