New sports venues and parks wait for you to explore

Writer: Cao Zhen  |  Editor: Zhang Chanwen  |  From: Shenzhen Daily  |  Updated: 2022-09-02

Basketball courts at Shenyun Cultural and Sports Park. Photo from Shenzhen Metro’s WeChat account

Shenyun Cultural and Sports Park


Covering 80,000 square meters, Shenyun Cultural and Sports Park is located on the foot of Tanglang Mountain. There are 10 tennis courts, eight badminton courts, six basketball courts, two squash halls, a fencing hall and a soccer field. The sports halls are equipped with anti-vertigo LED lights and have hardwood and PVC sports flooring. Locals will enjoy a truly comfortable exercising experience here while receiving professional coaching from former athletes.

Add: On the foot of Tanglang Mountain, Nanshan District (南山区塘朗山下)

Metro: Line 7 to Shenyun Station (深云站), Exit C

Children play basketball at Mount Jiulong Sports Park. Photo from WeChat account “szlhrmfb”Park 

Mount Jiulong Sports Park


Covering 64,400 square meters, Mount Jiulong Sports Park has a soccer field, two tennis courts, four basketball courts, eight badminton courts, swimming pools and a children’s recreational area. You can jog on a greenway that runs through the park and connects the sports venues. Lawns, trees and a lake in the park allow sports enthusiasts to get close to nature.

Add: Intersection of Guanguang Road and Guanxing Road East, Longhua District (龙华区观光路和观兴东路交汇处)

Metro: Line 4 to Changhu Station (长湖站), Exit A and then take a taxi

Sports lovers swim at Mount Jiulong Sports Park. Photo from WeChat account “szlhrmfb”

Children’s rooftop garden


A 243-square-meter rooftop garden, with the nickname “Adults don’t come up,” has been unveiled recently at Pingshan Children’s Park. Through planting vegetables, flowers and fruits, and growing rice as a dry crop, children have discovered more about farming and botany. They have also learned hydroponic gardening as some vegetables are planted without soil and irrigated automatically. In this children’s “secret garden,” there’s also a handicraft area for holding regular events to develop children’s manual skills.

Opened in June, Pingshan Children’s Park not only has recreational facilities but also has preserved the original mountain landscape and botanical diversity. The park designers smartly integrated the playing facilities with the natural topography. There’s also a jungle adventure zone, an archaeological exploration zone, a dawn redwood wetland and a library in the park, which covers 57,000 square meters.

Add: Pingshan Children’s Park, Tongyu Road, Pingshan District (坪山区同裕路坪山儿童公园)

Metro: Line 3 to Shuanglong Station (双龙站), Exit D and then take a bus or taxi

Children grow plants at the rooftop garden in Pingshan Children’s Park. Photo from WeChat account “pingshanfb”

Bell Park 贝尔公园

Located in the intersection of Bei’er, Jihua and Tian’an roads in Bantian Subdistrict in Longgang District, Bell Park is a typical pocket park accessible to the public. Covering only 16,000 square meters, the park is designed with futuristic and artistic elements.

In the park, the sunken greenbelt captures and stores the rainfall and the rain gardens are designed to increase rain absorption by the soil. Lush plants and other landscape elements ensure that the park is welcoming and beautiful all year long.

Add: Intersection of Bei’er, Jihua and Tian’an roads, Longgang District (龙岗区贝尔路、吉华路及天安路交汇处)

Metro: Line 10 to Bei’er Road Station (贝尔路站), Exit A

A children’s recreational area at Bell Park. Photo from WeChat account “longgangfabu”