Middle Road Children's Playground [1932-????] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Middle Road Children's Playground [1932-????]

Current condition: 
Demolished / No longer exists
Date Place completed: 
c.1932-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)

I'm not exactly sure of its layout, but photos from the 1930s show an open patch of land bounded by Nathan, Salisbury, Chatham & Middle Roads.

12 Sep 2018 Update: Moddsey notes in the comments below that the playground was the eastern section of the land. I've updated the marker and outline.

Photos that show this place


HK Daily Press October 26 1929

Work commenced. The Middle Road Children's Playground extended from the steps leading up to Signal Hill to its junction with Salisbury Road. The Playground would include maypoles, see-saws, swings and an area for bicycling and roller-skating. Shelters with seating would be provided under Signal Hill.

The Playground was made available for use in early 1932. As far as I can remember, the area opposite the playground adjoining Nathan and Salisbury Roads had always been an open area until the construction of a multi-storey car park and hotel in subsequent decades.


It was definitely there in the late 70's . say 78. Near the Mariner's? I wish I had kept the photos!

Hi There,

I believe the current version of it had been elevated to the roof of the TST East MTR station\public transport interchange, with a bridge\platform running across Chatham to roof the bus terminus on the other side.