Sure, there are tons of amazing parks around Shanghai but when you are with a baby, time is of the essence. Here, we have compiled 8 gorgeous inner city parks in Shanghai where you can sit on the grass and easily enjoy an outdoor picnic with your baby and explore a little nature.
Xuhui Riverside Park
On the West Bund, you will see Xuhui Riverside Park. This is a popular spot by the Long Museum. If you want a picnic with a view, this is your spot. You are allowed to sit on the grass, and if you need there are also some coffee shops nearby if you suddenly decide the sun is too much to handle—or if you need to use the bathroom.
Hours: Mon-Sun 24 hours open
Address: Junction of Longteng Avenue and Dong’an Lu
Traffic: Metro 12, Middle Longhua Lu, Exit 1,5,6
Zhong Shan Park
Right in the CBD area of Changing district near Cloud 9 department store, you will see the sprawling greens of Zhongshan park. You are allowed on the grass unless the lawn is being maintained.
Hours: Mon-Sun 24 hours open
Address: 780 Changning Lu (near Dingxi Lu)
Traffic: Metro 2/3/4, Zhongshan Park, Exit 4
Chang Feng Park
Hit up Chang Feng Park, also in Changning District if you would like a quick and free getaway to enjoy the grassy lawns. But a day here doesn’t just mean a picnic you can also check out Ocean World inside (RMB120 per child, RMB180 per adult; 2 adults & 1 child RMB510)
Hours: Mon-Sun 6:00-21:00
Address: 525, Zaoyang Lu
Entrance: Free entry
Traffic: Metro 13, Daduhe Lu, Exit 1
In Hongkou district near the Hongkou Football Stadium you can find Luxun Park. You are allowed to sit on the lawn, however it is currently being maintained so you will have to wait.
Hours Summer: 5pm to 9pm, Winter: 6am-7pm
Address: 2288, North Sichuan Lu (near Hongkou Football Stadium)
Traffic: Metro 3/8 Hongkou Football Stadium, Exit 1
Just near the martyr’s museum, Longhua Park is peacefully snuggled in the heart of Xuhui area. Although it is near some pretty busy intersection, you can barely hear the noise inside. With greenery and flowing rivers plus hanging willow trees, this is an escape only you can imagine.
Hours: Mon-Sun 7:00-17:30
Address: 180 West Longhua Lu
Museum: Mon-Sun 9:00-16:00
Traffic: Metro 11/12, Longhua, Exit 2/4
For the mommies who live out in Pudong, you can also consider Century Park as one of your picnic options. Especially if you want to enjoy the lake view, there is plenty of open green space that can get you that.
Hours: Daily, 7am to 6pm
Address: 1001 Ying Chun Lu
Tianshan park with their green lawn is very welcoming for a picnic. Although very near the metro lines, the noise is not disruptive. Yet, it doesn’t mean you cannot hear the passing subway trains either.
Address: 1731 Yan’an Xi Lu near Kaixuan Lu
New Hongqiao Park
Located in Changning district, this park is very peaceful and relaxing with lots of open greenery. You can take the metro line 10 until Yili Lu station. You can pitch a tent, lie on the grass.
Address: 2238 Yan’an Xi Lu
You can also picnic here in the open green. Just enter on any of the entrances and walk towards the side of the park that faces Chongqing S. Road. Here you can find a vast green lawn that where you can sit down and enjoy the grass.
Address: 516 Fuxing Lu
- On days you are not allowed on the grass, it may be due to spraying of insecticide
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