By: Melissa Stevens
Hongkongers love their pet pooches. Small apartments and busy city streets don’t seem to be a deterrent for dog lovers, with the rate of dog licences issued by the government steadily increasing in the last decade. If you are amongst this number, take your furry friend out to frolic in one of the city’s many pet-friendly dog parks. Here are five options to consider:
Sheung Wan Pet Garden
Located on the Sheung Wan section of the Central and Western District Promenade, this pet garden has plenty of facilities and a fenced area for dogs to run around in. There are garden benches, dog bins, a dog latrine and hand-washing facilities in this park, which is a stone’s throw from Central.
Where: Chung Kong Road, Sheung Wan
Quarry Bay Promenade
The promenade only opened up to dogs a few years ago. The 500-meter promenade is lined with grassy patches and has a 2,500 square foot pet garden. It’s equipped with an arbour, benches and dog bins.
Where: Hoi Yu Street, Quarry Bay
Tseung Kwan O Waterfront Park
Sai Kung is popular with pet owners, as there is plenty of space for dogs to run about, and the Tseung Kwan O Waterfront Park is 12000 sq m and has plenty of facilities for your pet.
Butterfly Valley Road Pet Garden
This Sham Shui Po pet garden has become a firm favourite with dog owners, due to its excellent facilities. The biggest in Kowloon, it stands out against other dog parks due to playground equipment designed especially for dogs. It also has doggie drinking fountains.
Cheung Wan Street Rest Garden
This garden in Tsing Yi has two areas for dogs – one for larger dogs and one for small canines – which makes it one of the more popular dog parks. It’s a great spot for a family visit, as there are also three pavilions, nine arbours and a children’s playground.
Where: Cheung Wan Street, Tsing Yi
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