Eight new parks in Longhua District have been recently built, with roads paved mainly with granite and permeable concrete and walking lanes made with porous asphalt. Some parks are designed as sponge sites which can absorb and use rainfall in an ecologically friendly way that reduces dangerous and polluted runoff. Each park has its own unique set of features to delight and inspire.
Shijing Park 狮径公园
Jacaranda mimosifolia flowers, kapok trees and flame trees can be found in the park.
Add: Intersection of Longlan Boulevard and Yuexing Road (龙澜大道和悦兴路交汇处)
Metro: Line 4 to Changhu Station (长湖站), Exit D and then take a taxi
Xikeng Old Village Bamboo Park 茜坑老村竹公园
Various species of bamboo can be seen in the park.
Add: Intersection of Longlan Boulevard and Tianxi Road (龙澜大道和田茜路交汇处)
Metro: Line 4 to Zhucun Station (竹村站), Exit A and then take a taxi
Shedikeng Park 蛇地坑公园
You can find pink trumpet trees and holly trees in the park and then take a walk to the nearby Shangwei Art Village, a centuries-old Hakka village that now supports a budding community of local artists and craftspersons.
Add: Inside Shangwei Village (上围村内)
Metro: Line 10 to Gangtou Station (岗头站), Exit A and then take a taxi
Jiexin Park on Xinqu Boulevard 新区大道街心花园
Ormosia trees, powder puff trees, holly trees, purple magnolia flowers and pink trumpet trees can be found in the park which is close to the Hongshan 6979 shopping center.
Add: Intersection of Xinqu Boulevard and Zhongmei Road (新区大道和中梅路交汇处)
Metro: Lines 4 or 6 to Hongshan Station (红山站), Exit B
Yousong Binshui Park 油松滨水公园
Flame trees, sacred garlic pear trees, golden shower trees and pink trumpet trees can be found in the park.
Add: Minqing Road (民清路)
Metro: Line 4 to Qinghu Station (清湖站), Exit D and then take a taxi
Dalang Longping Park 大浪龙平公园
There are sweet osmanthus trees, trumpet trees and pomelo trees in the park.
Add: Intersection of Baiyu Street and Bulong Road (白玉街和布龙路交汇处)
Metro: Line 4 to Longsheng Station (龙胜站), Exit A
Fengsheng Market Park 丰盛市场公园
Ceiba speciosa trees and flame trees can be found in the park.
Add: Guiyue Road (桂月路)
Metro: Line 4 to Guanlan Station (观澜站), Exit C and then take a taxi
Yulong Park 玉龙公园
With sweet osmanthus as its theme, the park is designed like a traditional Chinese garden with a pavilion, a hill, a stream and a winding corridor.
Add: Between Yulong Road and Jinlong Road (玉龙路和金龙路之间)
Metro: Line 4 to Baishilong Station (白石龙站), Exit A and then take a taxi