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Penfold Park is located in the infield of the Sha Tin Racecourse built and managed by The Hong Kong Jockey Club. Penfold Park has been open to the public on non-racedays since 1979 and serves as a popular "green lung" in the city for residents of Sha Tin and further afield, attracting some 15,000 people a month to enjoy its clean and safe environment and high-quality grassed areas.

The Park is also one of the most pet-friendly venues in Hong Kong, it provides leisure facilities for both animal-lovers and their pets. In 2013, the Club organised a “Penfold Park Paw Paw Hoof Hoof Carnival” at the Park to promoting animal care and welfare, attracting over 1,500 pets and their owners. The park is also used as a venue for equestrian and community events.

Penfold Park is one of the city's major habitats of wild egrets and with its fascinating landscapes and greenery, the park was ranked 4th in the “Best Garden in Hong Kong” voting campaign in 2009 alongside Hong Kong Park, Sai Kung East Country Park and Nan Lian Garden.

In 2008, when Hong Kong was accorded the honour of staging the equestrian events of the Beijing Olympics, Penfold Park served as a training venue for the world's top equestrian horses. To carry forward the spirit of the Olympics, numerous Olympic exhibits are displayed at the Park including the Hong Kong Olympic Cauldron and Olympic Mega Rings, a horse statue bearing Olympic gold medallists’ autographs and Olympic equestrian fences.



PENFOLD PARK BYE-LAWS

Changes to Opening Times at Penfold Park

Due to changes in trackwork schedules at Sha Tin Racecourse in preparation for the 2023 LONGINES Hong Kong International Races, the opening time of Penfold Park will be delayed to 9:45 am from 2 to 10 December, except on 5 December, when the opening time will be delayed to 10:00 am.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Penfold Park Enhancement Work

 

The Hong Kong Jockey Club (“Club”) is committed to enhancing the visitor experience and has been working continuously to upgrade community facilities within and around Sha Tin Racecourse. Located in the infield of Sha Tin Racecourse, Penfold Park (“the Park”) has been serving the community for more than 40 years.

To keep abreast of the aspirations and needs of the community, the Park will undergo renovation and enhancement work in two phases starting from February 2023 and will reopen to the public with a brand-new look in October 2025.

Once the enhancement work is completed, the Park will offer the community a significantly improved experience with a wide range of facilities for the enjoyment and convenience of families with children, pet lovers, wheelchair users and the elderly in an inclusive park.

During the construction period, the Park will remain partially open. Park users and pets can continue to enjoy the Park’s open areas (Please refer to the site plan for details). Moreover, there will be clear demarcation of closed and open areas, and sufficient wayfinding at the Park to ensure the safety of members of the public.

In addition, to protect egrets and other wildlife at the Park, as well as minimise disturbance to the community, the Club’s contractor will adopt a series of remedial measures with a view to mitigating noise, dust and other potential impacts. Relevant measures have been approved by the Environmental Protection Department and Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department. We apologize for any inconvenience caused and sincerely thank you for your understanding.

For further information on the Park enhancement work, please refer to the Club’s website, social media, Park notice at entrance area, or contact the Club’s customer care hotline (Tel: 1817) or email (customer.care@hkjc.com).

27 January 2023

Penfold Park is one of the few pet-friendly parks in Hong Kong making it a popular “pets paradise”.

A number of community events and activities have been staged at the Penfold Park in recent years.

During the Beijing 2008 Olympic Equestrian Events, Penfold Park served as a training venue for the equestrian horses.

Legacy items of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games are on displayed at the Park including Olympic Mega Rings.

Penfold Park offers visitors a number of attractions and leisure facilities.

The Park was opened as the Infield Park in May 1979 and was renamed to Penfold Park in late 1979 to commemorate the retirement of the Club’s then general manager, General Bernard Penfold.

Visitors were enjoying a walk at the Penfold Park in the 1980s.

The Park has three man-made lakes which used to be a habitat for waterfowl including ducks, geese and swans.