Guide to the parks in SZ

Shenzhen is a city of parks, in fact there are so many it can be hard to know which one to go to.  Whether it be a post lunch walk or an early morning stroll there is a park in SZ for everyone.  The problem is, and it’s a nice problem to have, is which park to go to. SZ is officially a garden city due to its ample green spaces so the choices are abundant.

Guide to hiking in Shenzhen

This is a quick run down of park options in SZ.  Before you read, I KNOW I’ve left some out. I simply had to stop somewhere.  If you feel there are other parks that deserve a mention, please leave a comment below.

Lianhuashan Park.

The biggest and most well-known of all the parks in Shenzhen  This is a stalwart of Trip Advisor top 10 things to do. The best choice for a lounge on the grass or a picnic and a great place to fly a kite. You can also ‘hike’ to the top and see a statue of famous grandpa Deng and have a magnificent view of the civic centre below you.  One of the easiest and safest choices. It’s also my 1st choice for a ‘park at night’ because of the phenomenal views

Lianhuashan park guide here

Location

Children’s palace metro station.  Exit F

Lianhuashan Park, 6026 Hongli Rd, Futian District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
深圳市福田区红荔路6030号莲花山公园
 
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Visit Grandpa Deng

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View from Lianhuashan

 

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Lychee/Litchi Park 荔枝公园

Lychee/Litchi Park. Perfect for a daytime stroll this is a popular park but not overly busy. You can walk around the lake or even boat on it. And some nice photo opportunities of KK100 and the Diwang Building jump out at you. There’s another chance to see Grandpa Deng with a ginormous portrait of him outside the park gate.  This is one of my favourites too and it is a ice place to stroll or rest.

GUIDE TO LITCHI/LYCHEE PARK RIGHT HERE

Directions

Grand theater Metro Station

Honglin metro station exit E

Litchi Park, No.1001, Hong Lin Zhong Rd, Shenzhen, Futian District

荔枝公园, 深圳市福田区红岭中路1001号

 

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Lake in Litchi park

 

 

Bijiashan park

One of my favourites.  This park covers a huge area and has tons of trees to provide shade for a midday walk. This is a cornucopia of nature but beware of the snakes!   A short hike up the stairs gives you a stunning view of the city vista below.  The lack of people makes this great for a head clearing stroll.

GUIDE TO BIJIASHAN PARK HERE

Directions

The nearest metro is HuangMuGang Exit C on line 7. You can also take the following bus numbers

6/11/12/30/58/59/79102/209/213/216/234/302/317/319/323/357/365/398

These bus numbers were accurate at time of writing and may change.

Address: 笔架山公园, Sungang Western Road, Futian District, Shenzhen

深圳市福田区笋岗西路

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view from Bijia Hill Park

Central Park

Benefits of this are its central location (clue is in the name) and it’s got a lot of green space. Sporting facilities also available here such as tennis and football.  Has a small stream down the middle and a nice bridge to walk over. Good for a bike ride around too.  It doesnt get the recognition it deserves and it is one of my favourites.

Directions

深圳中心公园  Shenzhen Central Park

深圳市福田区深南中路中心公园  Shennan Zhong Road, Futian District, Shenzhen

Huaqiang North metro exit C

Huaxin metro exit A1

GUIDE TO CENTRAL PARK HERE

 
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Yuanboyuan park.

Read about that here Best park in Shenzhen

This is a mixture of different style gardens from all over China. Aged but has unique charm this is my absolute favourite park. Check out the pagoda early in the morning for the monk’s daily worship.  Lots of charm in this park and I’m sure you’ll love it as much as me.  It for sure one of Shenzhen’s hidden gems and its one of my go to places for a quiet stroll and some beautiful nature.

Want to go?

Zhuzilin metro station exit B2, and walk forward for around 10 mins.

Can get bus 21,26,101,113,121,204,209,210,223,232,234,245,327,338,m372,m391,m433,m448,m488 to Yuanboyuan  The bus stop is right outside South Gate .

Address

8002 Shennan Road, Futian District, Shenzhen

深圳国际园林花卉博览园

深圳市福田区深南大道8002号

 
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Jelly babies in this unique park

Shenzhen Bay Park

READ THE GUIDE HERE

Perfect place for a bike ride by the ocean.  But can be a madhouse on the weekend. Nice spot for a picnic under a palm tree too. Popular location morning noon and night.  This connects all the way to Seaworld now too so multiple start and end points. You can also connect to Talent Park or Dasha River from here, and its a wonderful walk.  It’s a good place for bird watching also.

Directions

Shenzhen Bay Park metro line 9.

Binhai Avenue, near Wanghai Road, Nanshan District
 
南山区滨海大道(近望海路)
 
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Shenzhen Bay Park

Shenzhen Talent Park

Detailed guide here

One of my favourite parks in the area, this is a wonderful place to visit both day and night.  At night it is lit up and looks quite magnificent and day time you can see the artistic statues that are dotted about.  This has a running track, and lots of green areas and rest stops.  Can get a good view of the ‘bamboo building’ and you can also connect to Shenzhen Bay MixC Mall or to Shenzhen Bay Park.  Lots of options.

Directions

Houhai metro station exit H or Denglian metro exit C

南山区深圳人才公园

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Sihai park.

Possibly the smallest on the list this is located in the Shekou area. It’s worth a visit because it has the largest bull statue in all of China and it’s quite a sight! This park will have lots of locals fishing and playing cards. Or napping on benches. Bus number 70/79/204/390 to Hua Guo Shan

Directions

No33, Industrial Road 7 (No 6, Guanyuan Road), Shekou, Nanshan.

 Shekou area 深圳蛇口
 
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Biggest Bull Statue in Shenzhen at Sihai park

HongHu park.

GUIDE TO HONGHU PARK HERE

Located in Luoho this park has a large lake which (when in season) has an abundance of colourful lotus flowers.  If you go during the season it’ll be packed with locals and selfie mania will be everywhere. The best part about this park and lesser known is the graffiti wall.  This is a long wall that goes from one side of the park to the other and has an array of spray paint graffiti on it.  Most definitely a hidden SZ secret.

Shenzhen hidden secret, the GRAFFITI WALL

Directions

HongHu metro line 7 Exit D

2023 Wenjin N Rd, Luohu Qu, Shenzhen Shi, Guangdong Sheng, China, 518020
深圳市罗湖区洪湖东路

DongHu park.

East lake park is known for its (suprise suprise ) lake.  Located deep in luoho this can be a chore to get too. It’s very big and one of the older ones in SZ. However during autumn/winter period they have interesting sculptures made from flowers.  This is a quieter park and its well worth the walk around.  It connects to Luohu greenway, the reservior and has some lovely sculptures dotted around.

DONGHU PARK GUIDE

Directions

Huangbeiling metro station then get number 10 bus

Donghu Park, Yan He Bei Road, Luohu District, Shenzhen
深圳市罗湖区沿河北路东湖公园
 

LUOHU GREENWAY

 

Renmin park or people’s park.

This is a great park for any fan of rose flowers.  It has a huge area dedicated to roses of all colours and sizes.  Another lake in this park gives the local fisherman a chance to come out in force. It’s a quaint park and one I’ve been to many times.  It’s not the biggest park, and can be walked or visited in an hour or so, but since it’s one of the older ones in the city it has a sense of charm that others don’t have

Guide to Peoples Park here

Directions

Shaibu metro station exit D1

26 Renmin Gongyuan Lu, Luohu District
罗湖区人民公园路26号
 

 

Lixiang park.

Short hop from Shenzhen University this is a medium size park that’s good for a walk. It’s very green and has large areas for a picnic. Many trees provide adequate shade during the hot days.  A huge globe shape statue provides a unique photo too.  This also has an older feel about it, with some of the drooping trees adding a little bit of charm and character.  There is a large green area for kite flying.

GUIDE TO THE PARK HERE

Directions

  • Lixiang park, Nanguang Road, Nanshan District, Shenzhen 深圳 南山區南光路荔香公園
  • By Metro: Taoyuan metro station (line 1) exit A
 

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Honey park

This is another of Shenzhens urban city parks,  centrally located this is vert easy and convenient to get to.  This park is immaculate and clean.  It’s green, colorful and also has a large rose garden.  A nice small pond is in the middle, and this park has an abundance of nature and animals.  Highly recommended.

GUIDE TO HONEY PARK HERE

Directions

Nonglin metro station on line 7.

30 Nongyuan Rd, Futian District, Shenzhen  深圳市福田区农园路30号

 

Zhongshan park.

 Basic park and popular with locals  It’s green and decent to walk around. But didn’t have anything special here.  There are better options available in Shenzhen.  The best feature is the large statue of Sun Yat Sen ( Zhongshan)

GUIDE TO ZHONGSHAN PARK HERE

Directions

Bus number 21/22/37/201/226/332

3109 Nan Shan Da Dao, Nan Tou, Nanshan, Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China

中山公园) Zhongshan Park

my advice would be get a didi or taxi from Taoyuan metro station or Lingzhi metro station

Zhongshan park

Fairy lake.

More of a botanical garden than a park, it deserves a mention due to its popularity and high position on trip advisor and lonely planet.  There is so much to do and see here, this is an entire day trip of its own.  From the butterfly garden to the petrified forest, Buddhist temple to the lake the options are varied and wonderful.  This is one of the best places in Shenzhen in my opinion and really is worth the time and effort to go there

You can read all about it here Botanical Gardens in SZ

Directions

Line 8 metro to XianHu Road station

Huangbeiling station exit C then get the bus M182 for 6/7 stops. The LAST stop is XianHu.

  • CN Name: 仙湖植物园
  • CN Address: 深圳市罗湖区仙湖路160号

Address: 160, Xianhu Road, Luohu District, Shenzhen

 

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Longhua music park

This is a park dedicated to music and culture.  Its very new and very pristine, classical music is piped out of speakers making your walk very serene.  Musical statues are dotted around and its beautifully green.  There’s a nice viewing platform to get a sweeping view from below. It’s nice choice for a quick walk and it’s something a little different. 

Read about it here Music park in Shenzhen

Directions

Baishilong metro station exit C

Minzhi Subdistrict, Longhua District.

龙华区民治街道白石龙音乐公园白石龙站

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Shenzhen University

Unusual choice to make the list maybe but the university grounds really are beautiful.  With a large lake and shady paths its great to walk or bike around.  There is also a greenhouse with exotic plants to get your nature fix for the day.  The grounds are huge so this can be a day all in itself.  If it is too big to walk there are golf buggy bus you can take around the campus for 1 or 2 RMB

Detailed information. Click here Shenzhen university

Directions

 Shenzhen University station or Taoyuan station exit A

Shenzhen University, 3688 Nanhai Ave, Nanshan District, Shenzhen

深圳市南山区南海大道3688号深圳大学

 

Moon Bay park .

This is yet another newly opened park in Shenzhen and like many others, is pristine, green and wonderfully landscaped.  Walking around here is an absolute treat, and because of its location it is one the quieter parks in the city.  Medium sized this has the usual plethora of park items such as cute benches, water features, flowers and fauna and green trees everywhere. Moon Bay park connects directly with ‘Evergreen Resort’ so combining the two is very easy.

Read all about it here Evergreen eco resort Shenzhen

Directions

1 Qingqing Street, Yueliang Bay, Nanshan District, Shenzhen

青青世界深圳市南山区月亮湾

Li wan metro station on line 5.  exit c

Evergreen Resort

This Eco park hidden away in the depths of deep Nanshan has always been one of Shenzhen’s many hidden gems, but with the metro opening nearby this is now ready to be explored.The resort is split into various sections such as butterfly garden, greenhouses, rain forest, waterfall etc. These are easy to navigate around as there are lots of bilingual signposts and maps around, plus its really not so big and you cannot get lost here. There are many staff members to ask for help too if needed. ‘Evergreen’ has a restaurant, tea house, and snack bars, plus numerous vending machines, gift shop and many bathrooms, so all the facilities you’d expect are here.

EVERGREEN ECO RESORT GUIDE

Directions

1 Qingqing Street, Yueliang Bay, Nanshan District, Shenzhen

青青世界深圳市南山区月亮湾

Li wan metro station on line 5.  exit c

Dasha river Eco park

More of a green way than a park, I still want to include it on the list. Stretching around 10KM from Shenzhen Bay to Xili, this is a long river with wildflowers, greenery, a river, and lots of happy people.  Perfect for a long or short stroll this has many start and end points. There is beautiful nature here and its a great bird watching spot, and it is a great example of ecology in the city.

Dasha River greenway guide

Directions

Xili Lake exit D or Chaguan station exit C

 

Netherlands Flower Town

Nethherlands/Dutch flower world

It’s one of the smaller ‘parks’ in Shenzhen and can easily be visited in an hour or two. With windmills and tulips, as well as statues of cows and European style buildings this is at least an attempt at recreation, if not entirely accurate. There is a small park to walk around with a large green area where you can sit or relax or even have a picnic. A small lake is nice to look at and there are lots of trees and flowers around to give a feeling of vibrancy and colour, a nice change from the urban landscape of Shenzhen. This is a popular photography place because of its unique style within Shenzhen and it is also a nice choice for wedding photographs.

GUIDE TO FLOWER TOWN HERE

Directions

Dutch Flower Town, 3008 Yueliangwan Ave, Nantou, Nanshan, Shenzhen

深圳市南山区月亮湾大道3008号荷兰花卉小镇

Daxin metro station Exit B and walk forward around 15 mins

Opening hours: 9:00-20:00

Shenzhen water and soil conservation park

This free ‘park’ of sorts is located in the Xili sub-district of Nanshan. What’s appealing about this place is just how quiet it is, not even the locals come here. You can sit at the base of the mountain and look over the reservoir while having a peaceful moment or two. There are some unique geological features of this place which make it worth an hour or two of your time and you can get a few Insta worthy snaps in as well. It’s a good place to stroll, climb a hill and get some good views of nature

Directions

No. 4148, Shahe Road West, Nanshan District, Shenzhen

(深圳市南山区沙河西路4148号)

Xili metro station

If you have any questions about any of these parks, feel free to ask me anything!

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