The Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) announced today (January 20) that its parks and playgrounds will remain open during the Lunar New Year holiday period. The Leisure Link Internet and telephone reservation services will also operate as usual throughout the holidays.
However, sports centres, various fee-charging land-based facilities, swimming pools and water sports centres will be closed during the first three days of the Lunar New Year (January 31 to February 2). Services at gazetted beaches will be suspended. Stadia and all sports grounds will be closed unless advance bookings have been made.
Holiday camps will be closed during the first three days of the Lunar New Year and lodging will not be provided on Lunar New Year's Eve (January 30).
For public convenience, some sports centres, turf pitches, squash courts, tennis courts, the archery range at Ngau Chi Wan Park, the indoor bowling greens at Island East Sports Centre, the Green Education and Resources Centre at Kowloon Park and Tuen Mun Recreation and Sports Centre will reopen on the third day of the Lunar New Year (February 2).
Leisure Link booking counters at venues will not operate when the venues are closed. For venues scheduled to reopen on the third day of the Lunar New Year, their Leisure Link booking counters will also resume operation from the same day.
Details of the opening arrangements for LCSD recreation and sports venues during the Lunar New Year holidays have been posted at all venues and uploaded to the department's website (www.lcsd.gov.hk/en/lunar_new_year_open_hr.php).
Ends/Monday, January 20, 2014
Issued at HKT 11:01