Located between the housing developments of Mei Foo and the West Kowloon expressway in Sham Shui Po, Lai Chi Kok Park is one of the most popular public parks in Hong Kong known for its green spaces, recreational & sports facilities and a traditional Chinese Lignan-style garden. It is strategically located and can be easily accessed via MTR, West Rail and buses.
The park, which covers a total land area of 17.65 hectares, features tennis courts, hard-surfaced soccer pitch, basketball cum volleyball courts, children's playground, gateball court, roller skating rink, jogging trail and several landscaped gardens including the Lingnan Garden so called for it was constructed in classical Lingnan style. Approximately 6,000 trees and more than 300 plant species were planted in the entire park development.
The Lingnan Garden, which occupies an area of 12,500 square metres, features courtyards, winding corridors, structures with traditional Lingnan designs, sculptures and bonsai collection. About 20% of its total area is dedicated to ponds and water features. Buildings and architectural structures radiate from the main pond located in the centre of the park. The garden is open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
One of the most popular attractions in the garden is the "Healthy Pebble Path Zone", which is a walking path laid with pebbles. The path is known to stimulate the reflex areas of the feet and blood circulation. Visitors can either walk on the pebble path on their bare feet or while wearing a pair of cloth shoes.
Lai Chi Kok Park's recreation and sports facilities include:
- 3 Children's Playground
- Toddler's Playground
- 11 Fitness Stations
- 8 Chess Tables
- 5 Tennis Courts
- 2 Gateball Courts
- 2 Hard-surfaced Soccer Pitch
- 2 Basketball/Volleyball Courts
- Roller Skating Rink
- Skateboard Arena
- 4 Jogging Trails
- Amphitheatre with 200 seats
- Fee-charging Car Park
The park is wheelchair-friendly and has extensive provisions for the diasbled such as ramps and disabled-friendly washrooms. Other nearby facilities include the Lai Chi Kok Park Swimming Pool and Lai Chi Kok Park Sports Centre.
Lai Chi Kok Park is located at 1 Lai Wan Road, Lai Chi Kok, Kowloon.