Top 5 parks for picnic in Shanghai

Top 5 parks for picnic in Shanghai

Fuxing park



The park is located in the former French Concession of Shanghai near Nanchange Road

Forget the expensive restaurants and bars. If you want a real good factor get yourself down the Fuxing park on Sunday morning. It is fantastic: people are dancing, singing, flying kites, discussing and just generally having a good time. Nobody is bothering anyone else and everyone getting on with what they want to do.

Entrance fee: Free

Opening hours (summer): 5:00-21h

Opening hours (winter): 6:00-18:00

Where is it?  516 Fuxing Middle Rd, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China


Century Park 



It is the largest park in downtown Shanghai offers a slew of different ways of getting around.

Once you’re ready to settle, the mini-amphitheater is a fun place to sit back and watch people.

Things to do ->Walk off lunch by strolling around the many lakes


Entrance fee: RMB 10, and ticket line scan be lengthy.

Entrance fee for children (under 1.2 m): Free

Opening hours: 7:00-18:00

Where is it? 1001 Jinxiu Lu, Pudong New District, Shanghai



  Zhongshan Park 


 It’s one of the more popular parks in the city. It can get a bit crowded (especially on the weekends). But it is possible to steal a spot away just for yourself in either one of the two large fields or underneath one of the many fragrant trees. It is likely that you will have to share some greenery with various kite fliers, tai chi enthusiasts, and children, but the people watching is partly what makes this such a great place to camp out.

After you enjoy your leisurely picnic, you can extend your outdoor adventures by renting paddle boats or checking out the mini amusement park on the left side.

Entrance fee: Free

Opening hours: 6:00-18:00

Where is it? 780 Changning Road, ZhongShan GongYuan, Changning Qu, Shanghai Shi, China






Gongqing Forest Park 



Located in northeastern Shanghai, Gongqing Forest Park is the largest of any you could find in the middle of the city. For those looking for space, space, and more space, you’ll find plenty of forest areas and green fields on which to spread out.

If you grow tired of all the quietness, stroll over to the kiddie section where you’ll find an open-air train that runs through parts of the park, a playground, amusement park rides, and boats.

Entrance fee: RMB 15

Entrance fee for children: free

Opening hours: 8:30-17:00


Where is it? 2000 Jungong Lu, Yangpu District, Shanghai



Huashan Park



At the intersection of bustling Huashan Lu and nightlife loving Xingfu Lu, there lies a small but ample park, perfect for a mid-week picnic in the middle of downtown. Shady paths lead to small covered gazebos, while lakes lined with stepping stones appear suddenly and frequently.

Some areas of grass are portioned off, there are plenty of seating areas and small patches that make perfect picnic spots. Somehow, Huashan Park manages to remain so quiet and insulated that you can easily forget you’re in the middle of the city.

Entrance fee: Free

Opening hours: 05:00-19:00

Where is it?  2000 Jungong Road, Yangpu Qu, Shanghai, China