Standing on a small hill
in the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Park, covering an area of 14 hectares,
used to be the site of a military
barracks. It was open to public in
1989 and is the most popular park
in Kowloon, where many territory-wide
functions are held regularly.
Kowloon Park is a welcome
respite from the crowds of Tsim Sha
Tsui. Located above street level,
the park has extensive recreation
and sports facilities, including Chinese
style gardens, an aviary, a sculpture
exhibit, an air-conditioned games
hall and an indoor heated Olympic-sized
swimming pool complex.
The major open-air attraction
is the Sculpture Walk. Its displays
include striking works by local sculptors
and a magnificent bronze statue by
Scotland's Sir Eduardo Paolozzi. Besides,
The bird lake which is crowded with
beautiful pink lesser flamingo and
ducks is also particularly striking.
Kowloon Park is also home
to the Urban Council Health Education
Exhibition and Resource Center, where
you can see interactive exhibits on
health and Hygiene.