Wanderlust Picnic Guide : Kai Tak Runway Park

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29th July 2020 – (Hong Kong) Due to the increase in cases of COVID-19 in Hong Kong, the government has recently implemented a series of more stringent anti-epidemic measures including gathering ban of a maximum of 2 people and ban on all dine-in services. Hence, if you are still looking for a getaway from the city with your friend or partner, you can try going for a picnic at Kai Tak Runway Park with your pets. However, please remember to keep social distancing with others and wear a mask at all times except during eating and drinking.

Runway Park is located at the tip of the former Kai Tai Runway. It enjoys a world-class panoramic view of Victoria Harbour and distant features of the Lion Rock, Kowloon Peak and Lei Yue Mun. With a nod to the aviation history of Hong Kong, part of the original Kai Tak Runway is retained and integrated into the planning of the Park. The Phase 1 project was completed and opened for public enjoyment in June 2014.

A Government Flying Services plane forms the centrepiece of the park and you can lie down on the grass and enjoy the sunset while sipping a glass of champagne. The park closes at 11pm daily and during the evening, it’s more peaceful and you can see the fully lit skyline of Hong Kong.

Along the waterfront promenade, feature planting is introduced to seal off the existing weather station visually. The canopy provides shading suitable for group activities, which in turn serves as a destination of the Park.

A variety of park features and activities will also be forthcoming in the future full development of the Park to dovetail with other adjoining facilities and infrastructure.

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Visitors to the park may also take the opportunity to tour the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal Park located at the roof of the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal Building nearby (No dogs allowed).

For public transportation, the Kowloon green minibus service Route No. 86 is available between Kai Tak Cruise Terminal and Kowloon Bay (Telford Gardens) from 7am to 8pm daily (Monday to Sunday). The headway is 12 to 30 minutes. A special recreational bus service, KMB Route No. 5R, which runs between Kai Tak Cruise Terminal and Ngau Tau Kok/Kwun Tong MTR Station, is available from 11am to 7pm on Sundays and public holidays. The headway of this recreational bus service will be one hour. Taxi stands and a fee-charging car park for private cars are also available at the terminal for those visiting the park.

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