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One of the city's best-loved green spaces
Kowloon Park was previously the site of Whitfield Barracks, which was used for British (in practice, though, mostly Indian) soldiers. The park is well designed, so there’s lots to see, plus plenty of space in which to stroll or just sit and relax.
An attractive open plan swimming area (open daily, April-October) takes up the northern section of the park – be warned: it gets very busy. (There’s also an Olympic-sized indoor heated pool). Just south of the pools is an aviary alive with bird life. A pond crowded with flamingos and waterfowl sits alongside a secluded Chinese garden.
On the park’s eastern edge is a small, waist-high maze, a lovely sculpture garden and a number of fountains and other water features. Near the south-west corner, the barracks building itself has been restored and recently reopened as the Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre, showcasing aspects of Chinese and European architecture in Hong Kong.