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Tai Po Kwong Fuk Park opens on Monday

Kwong Fuk Park will provide another leisure venue for residents of Tai Po when it opens next Monday (July 18).

Located at the junction of Tolo Highway and Tai Po Road (Yuen Chau Tsai section) near Wang Fuk Court and Kwong Fuk Estate, Kwong Fuk Park occupies an area of 2.8 hectares and features the theme of the bauhinia in its design. The Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) said the park provided an excellent environment for park-goers to take a leisurely stroll.

An LCSD spokesman said the bauhinia theme came through in the architectural features of the fountain garden, with individual fountains laid out in a five-petal design and bauhinia-related tree species planted in the vicinity. The top part of the facade of the changing room tower also adopts the design of petals.

"A wide range of leisure and sports facilities for people of different ages is also provided in the park," the spokesman said.

These facilities include a children's play area, tai chi garden, elderly fitness area and foot massage tiles of graded levels of difficulty. A viewing deck, plantation areas and benches are also provided so that park-goers can take a break to appreciate the scenery.

All these facilities are free of charge and open to the public throughout the day.

Equipped with floodlights, an 11-a-side artificial turf pitch in the park will open from 8am to 11pm daily.

The soccer pitch can be booked on the website, http://www.esd.gov , or through the hotline, 2922 8008, during office hours. Members of the public can also make direct bookings at the District Leisure Services Offices or other leisure and sports venues with the Leisure Link Service.

There is a fee-charging public open car park for private cars, motorcycles and coaches outside the soccer pitch and near Kwong Chun Street.

Enquiries can be made on 2653 4074 and 3183 9020.

Ends/Saturday, July 16, 2005

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