Wandering around the alleys and lanes of Da An area, I came across this quaint park. At first, I thought it was just a community garden, but I discovered the park has a lovely grassy area that would be make a great spot for a children's birthday party. It is sheltered by trees, accompanied by a garden, and also features a historic waterway that has been restored.
Situated right next to Xinhai Road, there was roadside parking right by the park entrance. There is a more traditional kind of playground closer to the road. Walk down the lane about 100 metres to enter this other section.
|The more traditional park right on the sidewalk.|
|Just down the lane, to the left of the first park.|
|What's behind these trees?...|
|A nice grassy space with a wooden walkway and seating.|
|Trit trot, trit trot on my bridge!|
|There is a large area of plants being cared for; vegetables and flowers.|
This drain was first laid in 1735! It was used for horticulture for 250 years before going out of operation in 1984. Now, it is home to carp and turtles.
|This turtle was enjoying some sun until I disturbed it.|