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Hong Kong’s best dog parks

We sniff out the best pet-friendly parks and gardens in the city

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Time Out Hong Kong

We Hongkongers love our furry friends – if you can't see that in the number of pet cafes and pet shops in town, then just check out the volume of dog posts on Instagram. Despite so many of us being dog lovers, it has to be said that our city isn't always particularly pet-friendly. While the city is blessed with lush country parks and beaches, dogs are often not allowed to enjoy these places with their humans. So, we roundup up some of the best dog parks that are open and ready for you and your furry friend to enjoy in style. 

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Hong Kong’s best dog parks

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  • Cheung Sha Wan

Contrary to the name, Butterfly Valley is not festooned with butterflies. It is, however, home to the largest pet park in Kowloon. Here, you can make use of numerous equipment, such as railings to manoeuvre around and rings to jump through, to train your dog to be the next star on Asia’s Got Talent. If your pooch gets a little dog-tired, you can wind down together by taking a stroll along the scenic footpath.

Facilities: Dog drinking fountains; dog excreta collection bin; hand-washing facility; pet activity area; pet play equipment.

Opening hours: 7am to 12am.

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  • Pok Fu Lam

Another fantastic waterfront dog-friendly park. Located in the Southside neighbourhood of Telegraph Bay, this park is the ideal place for you to let your pet loose thanks to its vast grassy lawns. While the dogs run about, you can relax and enjoy a picnic by the harbour. There are also several taps around the area to keep furry friends thoroughly hydrated. The only downside, there are occasionally snakes spotted during summer, so be sure to keep an eye out! 

Facilities: Grassed area; dog excreta collection bin.

Opening hours: 7am to 11pm.

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  • West Kowloon

Art Park in West Kowloon Cultural District is a prime spot for viewing the Victoria Harbour during sunset. What it's also great for, is dogs! Whether you're looking to take your pooch on a fun, breezy, and beautiful stroll along the waterfront, or if you want to relax with a picnic, your canine companion can be right by your side – as long as they're kept on a leash. For those that want to let their doggies roam free, there is a dog park at the northern edge of the park, where your furry friend can have a runaround. 

Facilities: pet activity areas; pet latrines; pet excreta collection bins; lawns.

Opening Hours: 6am to 10pm.

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  • Sai Kung
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Located adjacent to the Tseung Kwan O South Waterfront Promenade, the Wan Po Road Pet Garden is the largest dog park in Hong Kong. The park has an area dedicated specifically to large dogs, another one for small dogs, and a third space where dogs of all sizes can mingle and socialise.

Facilities: Car park; pet activity areas; pet latrines; pet excreta collection bins; pet shower area; rain shelters; benches; lawns.

Opening Hours: 7am to 7pm during summer, 7am to 6pm the rest of the year.

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  • Admiralty

As well as being a prime location for festivals and viewing Hong Kong’s various fireworks displays, Central and Western District Promenade is actually a great spot for dog owners to let their mutts off the leash. The spacious grassy area is fully fenced, meaning you and your pup can run around and play fetch. 

Facilities: Turf area; garden benches; dog excreta collection bins; dog latrine; hand-washing facility.

Opening Hours: 24 hours.

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  • Kowloon Bay
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Kwun Tong has been steadily revamped and revitalised over the past few years. It has seen several new additions, including the gorgeous Kwun Tong promenade by the harbour. Just less than five minutes away from there is the Kwun Tong Pet Park, which boasts big spacious lawns, a dog balancing wood, water fountains and more. Once you and your four-legged buddy exhaust yourselves, head over to the promenade and enjoy the sunset. 

Facilities: Amenity Lawn for pets; drinking fountains for dogs; dog latrine; play equipment for dogs.

Opening hours: 24 hours.

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  • Tsuen Wan
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In the shadows of Tsuen Wan's famous Nina Tower is a park with an adjoining dog area that is a haven for both doggies and their hoomans. Walk around the waterfront space and feel the sea breeze in your hair – or fur – and then head to the pet garden that adjoins the park, where your four-legged friend can be unleashed and socialise with other mutts in the circular courtyard. 

Facilities: pet activity areas; pet latrines; pet excreta collection bins; pet water point, benches.

Opening Hours: 24 hours.

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