Taiwan’s Mini Parks: #2

Photos by MJ Klein Article and photos are geotagged

In this article we will visit Shin Fong Park, in Shin Fong, of course!

Mini Park #2
Plenty of trees on the west side of the park.

Mini Park #2
On the map this park looks small, but when you visit the park it seems a lot larger. This is due in part to the park being adjacent to a basketball court.

Mini Park #2
This gives the park an open feel on that side.

Mini Park #2
No English signs in this park.

Mini Park #2
The park was deserted on an early Monday afternoon.

Mini Park #2
The obligatory plastic playset station. It’s positioned virtually dead center.

Mini Park #2
And the obligatory stone table and chairs.

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This shot was taken from the SW corner.

Mini Park #2
Similar to other parks there is a covered area.

Mini Park #2
This park has a lot of tree cover, but in the shaded area there isn’t anywhere to sit except for that one stone table and the benches showed 2 shots above. Due to the shade, the ground in this part of the park has become denuded.

Mini Park #2
At the far end is another section with more seating areas. Unfortunately this park appears to appeal to the passive nature of recreation that seems to be the norm in Taiwan – that being there are many places to sit and do nothing.

We drove around to the back side of the park and found a smaller section with a walking path. The main park area appears to be mostly wasted space to me. There is a center plastic playset and nothing much else. The problem with the layout is that while it’s pretty large overall, the playset being in the middle makes it really difficult to play games in the park. So again, except for mothers bringing very small children to the plastic playset, I don’t see much activity going on here.

I have another park in Shin Fong that I’ll show you next time.

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  1. Cool post and serie 🙂
    I just moved from Tainan to Taipei, and yet have to find out where are the proper places to enjoy weekends. That is some useful info.

  2. Ed en Vadrouille » before i forget, i want to way welcome to our blog and to thank you for your comments. the blog is nothing without the participation of the community.
    for now, this series is about parks mainly in the Hsinchu area but i do hope to expand it as HC and i travel about in Taiwan. as always suggestions are welcome.

  3. MJ,

    There’s a really beautiful Chinese garden in Taipei. Can’t remember the name. We went there for our wedding photo shoot. It’s got little buildings, koi ponds, winding trails, litlle arched bridges.

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  4. Bushman,

    In San Francisco, early each morning, I see older Chinese folks in the small city parks, walking together, doing exercises, and such.

    Is the same true for Taiwanese parks in the early morning hours?

    Great photos and I really do enjoy stopping by your blog!

  5. Dwu » oh sure. depending upon the area, you may see many people doing kung-fu at dawn down by the local templem, park or school yard. public displays of exercise are commonplace. thanks for your kind comments, Dwu!

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