Penfold Park is a beautifully-landscaped public park located in the infield of the Sha Tin Racecourse in New Territories, Hong Kong. It is managed by the Hong Kong Jockey Club and has been open to the public on non-race days since 1979.
The park covers a total area of more than 20 acres and features well-manicured lawns and man-made lakes that have become a habitat for wild migratory waterbirds such as egrets. Because of its lush gardens and expansive grassy lawns, the park serves as Sha Tin's "green lungs."
Being a landmark for local equestrian sport, numerous painted horse statues and other equestrian-related art works are on display in the park.
There is also a tennis court, children's playgrounds and picnic areas with tables, chairs and barbeque grills. Other park facilities include toilets, drinking taps, parking, water hoses, paved walking paths and some vending machines for drinks.
The park is also one of the most pet-friendly public venues in Hong Kong. Dog owners use the park to exercise their pets. It is also used a lot as a venue for events promoting pet care and animal welfare. Numerous local equestrian competitions are also held here, as well as pony riding events and horse back riding trainings hosted by the jockey club.
Penfold Park attracts thousands of visitors and can get packed on weekends. It is open from 9:00am to 5:00pm daily except during horse racing days and Mondays.
Penfold Park - Sha Tin, Hong Kong Photos