Hong Kong Park is a small island of tranquility in the neighborhood with luxury hotels, banks and chaos of Hong Kong's urban jungle. It's situated in the heart of Central, occupies a large part of the territory (8 hectares of land) between Queen's Road and Kennedy Road, and features many activities to its guests. The park was opened in May 1991 and is one of those parks where visitors can get an amazing experience with nature due to its incredible landscape. Also, there are several gardens within a few minutes on foot, such as Harcourt Garden or Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens.
There are a lot to see in the park. Opened in 1992, the Edward Youde Aviary is one of the largest in Hong Kong. Here you will see a collection of about 600 birds flying freely throughout the complex. The aviary has an elevated walkway where visitors can walk through the tree canopy and watch the birds. The park also has an amazing Conservatory comprising three sections: Display Plant House, Humid Plant House and Dry Plant House. It displays a number of popular cultivated plants, jungle foliage plants and plants of arid areas. For those who love sports, Hong Kong Park provides Sports Centre, which is a multi-purpose arena, and Squash Centre, comprising 12 squash courts. Also, there is Children's Playground.
Hong Kong Park as well as a part of commercial buildings was originally a garrison area known as Victoria Barracks. There are a few buildings of former Victoria Barracks that were left and perfectly poured into the landscape of the park.