This French park, built in 1909, has a big grassy lawn that, yes!, you can sit on most days, when it’s not roped off to allow the grass to re-grow (usually in spring). There is a well-manicured sunken garden next to a statue of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. The rose garden is a highlight of the park with a cherub fountain and vine covered iron walkway that makes for a shaded resting spot. Come after a stroll around the Xintiandi area, or Huaihai Lu or poking around Sinan Mansions.
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