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  • Shanghai Wild Animal Park

    • Address
      178 Nan Liu Gong Lu, near Xiayan Gong Lu
      南六公路178号, 近下盐公路
    • Phone
      6118 0000

    Tourists wanting to get outside the city can make the 22 mile trip to the Shanghai Wild Animal Park, Southwest of the Airport off the S32 Highway. The park features over 200 species and two different options for viewing them. Visitors can walk through the exhibits... Read more

  • Century Park

    • Address
      809 Huamu Lu, near Haitong Lu
      花木路809号, 近海桐路
    • Phone
      3876 0588

    If you want to visit a big park without traveling one or two hours, Century Park is the one. Fine landscaping, beautiful flowers, a massive lake, and tons of green spaces to lie down on, play frisbee, or whatever. You can also rent tandem bicycles or sightseeing... Read more

  • Jing'an Sculpture Park

    • Address
      128 Shimen Er Lu, near Beijing Xi Lu
      石门二路128号, 近北京西路
    • Phone
      5228 9562

    Beautiful, family-friendly park in north Jing'an. The park is full of art and statues, some of which rotate throughout the year to make room for the work of international artists. There is only one green space to run around and sit on, and usually the security guards... Read more

  • Gucun Park

    • Address
      4788 Hutai Lu, near Huandao Lu
      沪太路4788号, 近环岛路
    • Phone
      5604 5199

    Gucun Park is a large park up north in Baoshan Qu, with its own metro station on Line 7. Take Exit Two. The space gets really busy on the weekends, with families enjoying the lake, flying kites on the green space, and riding roller coasters. Watch out for the... Read more

  • Zhongshan Park

    • Address
      780 Changning Lu, near Dingxi Lu
      长宁路780号, 近定西路
    • Phone
      6252 5225

    This park in Changning is so big, it has its own metro station. Great place for families to come fly kites on the weekends, paddle around in boats, and lay out on the grass. Place is full of elderly folk doing tai chi and sword fighting in the mornings, and people... Read more

  • Fuxing Park

    • Address
      516 Fuxing Zhong Lu, near Chongqing Nan Lu
      复兴中路516号, 近重庆南路
    • Phone
      5386 1069

    Just across the street from Sinan Mansions and a quick walk from Xintiandi, Fuxing Park has several gardens, lots of benches, statues of historical figures, lots of grass (can't sit on all of it), and a children's area with rides and activities. A Shanghainese rap... Read more

  • Shanghai Botanical Gardens

    • Address
      947 Longwu Lu, near Baise Lu
      龙吴路947号, 近百色路
    • Phone
      6451 3369

    The Shanghai Botanical Gardens cover over 200 acres (81 hectares) and are home to a variety of flora and fauna including a collection of spectacular orchids. Tickets are 15rmb unless you're interested in the Bonsai Garden in which case you'll have to pay extra. Read more

  • Love Park

    • Address
      523 Yan’an Dong Lu, near Xizang Nan Lu
      延安东路523号, 近西藏南路
    • Phone

    Known by locals as "LP", this is one of Shanghai's most famous skateboarding spots. There's always some skaters up there busting tricks down the three-set or on the ledges. There's also a big park behind the skate area, and lots of cheap, local restaurants nearby.... Read more

  • Expo Park

    • Address
      1750 Shibo Da Dao, near Changqing Bei Lu
      世博大道1750号, 近长清北路
    • Phone
      -

    One of the nicest parks in Shanghai, and once the location of JZ and Strawberry music festivals, this one's worth visiting even (or especially) where... Read more

  • Gongqing Forest Park

    • Address
      2000 Jungong Lu, near Nenjiang lu,
      军工路2000号, 近嫩江路
    • Phone
      6574 0586

    Though a bit far from downtown, Gongqing Park is a wooded wonderland split into a north and south portion. The northern section is the much larger "Forest Park," with little roller coasters, rock climbing, go-karting, horseback riding, space for outdoor BBQs, and... Read more

  • Lu Xun Park

    • Address
      2288 Sichuan Bei Lu, near Tianai Zhi Lu
      四川北路2288号, 近甜爱支路
    • Phone
      6540 1561

    Lu Xun Park, once and sometimes still known as "Hongkou Park," is named after the famous writer from the early 20th century. Great park, this one, lots of chatty, friendly older people dancing and exercising in the mornings. Some stay for the whole afternoon. There's... Read more

  • Jing'an Park

    • Address
      1649 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Huashan Lu
      南京西路1649号, 近华山路
    • Phone
      6248 3238

    In terms of square-footage, Jing'an Park is one of the smallest of Shanghai's parks -- but what it lacks in space it makes up for in charm. Surrounded on all sides by office buildings and cranes, and not really a haven from that hum of traffic ever-present in... Read more

  • Shanghai Sculpture Park

    • Address
      1158 Linyin Xin Lu, near Jiasong Nan Lu
      林荫新路1158号, 近嘉松南路
    • Phone

    Huge, beautiful park in the hills of Songjiang in Shanghai's southwest suburbs. It's a family-friendly, dog-friendly kind of place where you can walk around for a few hours, take selfies with interesting / eccentric statues, ride boats around the lake, and lay out on... Read more

  • Tony's Farm

    • Address
      7007 Chuannanfeng Gong Lu, near Dunyi Lu
      大团镇川南奉公路7007号, 近墩艺路
    • Phone
      3127 2121

    These people have their own organic farm in Pudong. They sell boxes of produce, all of it is 100% organic. Sign up for delivery subscriptions and they'll send you a box of fresh veg every week. If you sign up for three months it works out at about 120rmb per week for... Read more

  • Xujiahui Park

    • Address
      889 Zhaojiabang Lu, near Tianping Lu
      肇嘉浜路889号, 近天平路
    • Phone
      6483 3541

    Xujiahui Park feels bigger than it actually is. It's a perfect place to escape the hustle of Xujiahui, and it's also where most of the city's top basketballers play. Lots of grassy areas to sit down in, bit of water feature, and often some ayi dance parties at night.... Read more

  • Daning Lingshi Park

    • Address
      288 Guangzhong Xi Lu, near Wanrong Lu
      广中西路288号, 近万荣路
    • Phone
      6652 3698

    This large park on the north side near Shanghai Circus World has a human-made beach (you can't swim here) and lake where people play, fish, and take wedding pictures, and ample green space for flying kites or running around. Lots of elderly photographers chill here... Read more

  • Xiangyang Park

    • Address
      1008 Huaihai Lu, near Xiangyang Lu
      淮海中路1008号, 近襄阳路
    • Phone
      5404 2208

    Definitely on the smaller side, this newly-renovated park won't hold much for nature-seekers, but it's a nice dash of green in the midst of the Xuhui business district. Its tree-lined promenade is a favorite for evening dances, often packed out with couples doing the... Read more

  • Shanghai Chenshan Botanical Gardens

    • Address
      3888 Chenhua Lu, near Chenta Lu
      辰花路3888号, 近辰塔路
    • Phone

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  • Xuhui Binjiang Green Space

    • Address
      3268 Longteng Dadao, near Dong'An Lu
      龙腾大道3268号, 近东安路
    • Phone
      -

    Xuhui Riverside Green is a huge outdoor space with a decent skatepark that's lit up at night, with basketball courts, a climbing wall, places to run without the fear of cars, and plenty of grass to lay down in. This is more of a place to come play sports or go for a... Read more

  • Suzhou River Mengqing Garden

    • Address
      66 Yichang Lu, Near Jiangning Lu
      宜昌路66号, 近江宁路
    • Phone
      6277 8770

    Family-friendly park at the very north end of Jiangning Lu, near the QSW live house. It's not that big, but they let you chill on the grass. The layout is cool, with plenty of little forested nooks and crannies, and lots of space for kids to run around. There's also... Read more