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By Yannie Chan | October 3rd, 2021

The Hong Kong island harbourfront is looking better and better, with a brand new addition opening last week: a brand new 100,000 sq. ft. public park at the harbourfront in Fortress Hill!

Located to the west of Watson Road, it was previously a works area for the Central-Wan Chai Bypass (CWB) project. After the construction works, the area became one of the 13 harbourfront enhancement projects.

The park is themed “windows”, with a design inspired by window frames and featuring architectural lines and shapes. A lawn area, benches, shelters and more are also provided for public use. There are also slides and safety floor mats at part of the sloping seawall.

Moreover, it is a pet-friendly site where pet owners and their pets on leashes are welcome to visit. It will be open to the public 24/7!

One major feature of the precinct is that it provides the first breakwater officially open to the public within the harbour.The breakwater is approximately 100m in length, allowing members of the public to enjoy the stunning shoreline of Hong Kong!

People can reach the precinct from MTR Fortress Hill Station by walking along Oil Street and Electric Road, and then going to the end of Watson Road, taking about seven minutes.

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