Who let the dogs out?! Not that we’re complaining (nor to sound creepy...), but we’re always at these dog parks in Hong Kong to pet the passing pups.
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. Wan Po Road Pet Garden
The perfect outdoor playground awaits your pups at Wan Po Road Pet Garden! Sitting adjacent to the Tseung Kwan O Waterfront Promenade, this spacious park proudly claims the title of the largest dog park in Hong Kong. With areas thoughtfully segregated by size, your dogs can romp freely, socialising with new furry friends, while you take advantage of the amenities like shelters, benches, bathrooms, pet showers, and vending machines. Granted, making the journey to TKO might be a bit of a trek without a car, but it’s undoubtedly worth it for the chance to let your dog enjoy some off-leash playtime – a real gem in our urban landscape. With its scenery, facilities, and expansive space for a good run, Wan Po Road Pet Garden is an absolute must for any Hong Kong dog lover’s itinerary.
For more scenic strolls, check out our article that takes you on a tour of Hong Kong’s promenades!
Wan Po Road Pet Garden, Wan Po Road, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, p. 2791 3100
2. Tsuen Wan Park
If you fancy a change of scenery for you and your pooch, venture to Tsuen Wan Park for a day out. You’ll find the place to be a breath of fresh air, with its scenic walking trails, fountains, and even a waterfall to enchant your senses. After you’ve soaked up the natural beauty, wander over to the adjoining pet garden. Here, your furbaby can enjoy mingling off-leash in the circular courtyard. While it may be on the smaller side, it’s the ideal spot for initial socialisation and supervised play. We’re particularly fond of the thoughtful touches like pet waste bins, a handy water station, and benches – all ensuring we pet parents can kick back in comfort. Plus, the proximity to the MTR station means getting there is a piece of cake.
Tsuen Wan Park, 59 Wing Shun Street, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong, p. 2408 9592
3. Penfold Park
Also known as the green lung of Sha Tin, Penfold Park is a lush park in the infield of the Sha Tin Racecourse, managed by The Hong Kong Jockey Club. The park is also one of the most pet-friendly venues in Hong Kong, providing 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. However, bear in mind that Penfold Park is closed to the public on horse-racing days.
Penfold Park, Sha Tin Racecourse, Sha Tin, Hong Kong
4. West Kowloon Art Park
The West Kowloon Art Park will come as no surprise on this list. Not only does it feature massive grassy fields for playtime, but it’s also home to many pet-friendly cafes, so that your canine bud can grab nibbles with you. Note that pets must be kept on leashes at all times, unless you venture up north a little where the Pet Zone is; simply look for the fenced up area with a double-gated entrance, pet waste bins, and a water tap. Don’t forget to drop by the cafe-restaurant, Hooman, for some drinks and bites, too.
And if you’re looking to spread out a blanket and enjoy a meal al fresco, be sure to check out our guide to picnic spots in Hong Kong.
West Kowloon Art Park, West Kowloon Cultural District, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, p. 2200 0217
5. Butterfly Valley Road Pet Garden
Unlike the name suggests, you’re not going to find many butterflies at Butterfly Valley Road Pet Garden. But, you sure will stumble upon a tonne 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, you don’t have to 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, Hong Kong, p. 2386 0945
6. Ma On Shan Sai Sha Road Pet Garden
This humble little park doesn’t take too long to walk around, so this one is great for short strolls with your pets. The facilities here may seem to fall short, so do 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, junction of Sai Sha Road and Hang Fai Street, Ma On Shan, Hong Kong, p. 2634 0143
7. 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 perfect spot 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 onto. Moreover, the Kwun Tong Promenade attracts other exotic pets – best believe we’ve spotted lizards and parrots here before!
Kwun Tong Ferry Pier Square Pet Garden, junction of Hoi Yuen Road and Wai Yip Street, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong, p. 2341 4755
8. 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). As these zones are fully fenced, don’t worry about your dogs running too far beyond. The basic pet facilities are on point, too.
Central and Western District Promenade, Lung Wo Road, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2896 6192
9. Quarry Bay Promenade Pet Garden
For your next doggy playdate, you must take your pooch to the Quarry Bay Promenade Pet Garden – it’s absolutely pawsome! Right in the beating heart of one of Hong Kong’s up-and-coming neighbourhoods, this lively park is a slice of doggo heaven. Watch your furry friend revel in the urban buzz as they dash about freely, or enjoy a leisurely stroll together along the 3,000-square-foot waterfront garden path. The park has plenty of grassy knolls that are perfect for playtime and offers picturesque scenes along the wooden walkway. And don’t you worry, pawrents – with waste bins and benches conveniently dotted around, you’ll find a comfortable spot to sit back and relax while your four-legged companion has a ball.
When you’re done at the park, continue exploring everything the area has to offer with our local’s guide to Quarry Bay!
Quarry Bay Promenade Pet Garden, Hoi Yu Street, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong, p. 2513 8499
10. 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 at Cyberport. This place also makes a great picnic spot to unwind during the weekends. While there are taps for pets to stay hydrated, one thing you need to be on the lookout for during summertime is snakes – not the nicest of encounters!
And if you’re in the mood to explore more green havens where you can stretch your legs, trot on over to our article featuring public parks in Hong Kong.
Cyberport Waterfront Park, 100 Cyberport Road, Telegraph Bay, Hong Kong, p. 3166 3111
11. 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 paws. There are also a pet lavatory and dog excreta collection bin, so be sure to clean up after your dogs. And since there are areas for children’s playgrounds and fitness facilities for all ages, you’ll be keeping more than just your pup busy while you’re there!
Cheung Wan Street Rest Garden, Cheung Wan Street, Tsing Yi, Hong Kong, p. 2619 9200
12. Victoria Peak Garden
Originally the garden of Mountain Lodge, the Governor of Hong Kong’s Summer Residence, the Victoria Peak Garden is certainly one of the most scenic dog parks in Hong Kong. Despite being located near the top of Victoria Peak, this place is well worth the hike, with its elegant British-style lawn and Victorian pagoda. Furthermore, the Garden spans across 96,000 sqm, offering ample open space for your pets to roam around.
Victoria Peak Garden, 40 Mount Austin Road, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2853 2566
13. Tung Chung North Park
Situated in the residential areas of Tung Chung, the Tung Chung North Park attracts goers of all ages, but it is usually quiet. Aside from the pet garden, there’s an elderly fitness corner, children’s play area, Chinese herb 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, 29 Man Tung Road, Tung Chung, Hong Kong, p. 2109 3423
14. Lam Tei Pet Garden
The location of Lam Tei Pet Garden may seem like a secret code area, as it’s located beneath the Kong Sham Western Highway, but your furry friend could care less about the location because this one’s got fun sandpits! In addition to designated areas for pet latrines, there are benches all around for you to sit on as your pet makes puppy eyes not wanting to leave.
Lam Tei Pet Garden, junction of Castle Peak Road and Wong Kong Wai Road, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong, p. 2451 0304
15. Shan Kwong Road Park
Looking for a chic dog park in Hong Kong for a stroll with your furry friend? Make your way to Shan Kwong Road Park. This exquisitely designed green space is well-maintained, allowing you to enjoy quality time with your furry family in a pristine environment. On a weekday trip, you’ll likely encounter other pet parents enjoying a walk with their canine companions. As the park isn’t fenced, we’d recommend keeping your pup on a lead for their safety. But fret not – there’s plenty of open space for your doggo to explore on their leash! A word to the wise: pack some insect repellent if you’re visiting during the summer months. Mosquitos are rather fond of this urban retreat as well!
Shan Kwong Road Park, Shan Kwong Road, Happy Valley, Hong Kong
[This article was originally published in March 2022 and updated in 2024 by Catherine Pun.]