Shanghai People’s Park


Essentials of Shanghai People’s Park

Chinese Name:上海人民公园 Pronunciation: shàng hǎi rén mín gōng yuán

Building Time:1952

Admission Ticket Fare: Free

Suggested Visiting Hours: 1-2 Hours

Occupied Area: 98,200 square meters(24.3 acres)

Address: No.231 West Nanjing Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai City, China.

Best Travel Time: Shanghai People’s Park is worth visiting all the year round. There are more people in spring and autumn, followed by summer and winter.


Surcharge Inside the Scenic Spot

Contents   Price
Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art   20 yuan per person
Half price for students and seniors above 70 years old


Service Hours

Contents Opening Hours
Shanghai People’s Park 5:00 ~ 22:00
Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art Saturday to next Thursday: 10:00-18:00 (Closed on Friday)
             Wednesday: 13:00-22:00


Overview of Shanghai People’s Park

The Green Lawn,People‘s Park
The Green Lawn

Located in the most prosperous area in downtown Shanghai, the main gate of the Shanghai People’s Park is located at No.231 Nanjing West Road. The park is adjacent to Nanjing West Road to the north, Shanghai Municipal People’s Government and People’s Square to the south, Huangpi North Road to the west, and Xizang Middle Road to the east.

The Name of the park was given by the mayor Chen Yi at that time. In 2000, it carried out large-scale reconstruction and took on a new look. It has an area of 10 hectares.


History of Shanghai People’s Park

In 1892, Shanghai’s first swimming pool in the northeast of the Happy Horse Hall was built by the Public Concession Swimming Association.

Cuibi Lake,Shanghai People‘s Park
Cuibi Lake

In 1950, after liberation, the Shanghai Municipal People’s Government issued a document on March 6, 1950, clearly stipulating that the racetrack hall should be designated as a green space and no buildings should be built that would interfere with the greening. In the spring of 1988, 15 thousand square meters of green space were excavated at the east side of No.1 Gate due to subway construction.

In March 1995, the project of Metro Line 1 was completed, and 12,000 square meters of green space were returned, and 3,000 square meters of green space was still borrowed. All the green land returned has been planted with trees and flower beds.


Shanghai People’s Park Amazing Sights You Should Not Miss

Antarctic Stone

The Antarctic Stone is located in the center of the park. It was collected by the first Chinese Antarctic research team on George Island on February 21, 1982.It was located in the park on February 21, 1985. The stone is dark brown, 1.7 meters high, oval in shape, engraved with Song Richang's (a calligrapher) inscription “The Antarctic stone”(Nan Ji Shi).

Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art

Shanghai Museum,Shanghai People's Park
Shanghai Museum

On the main line of the park is the Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art. It is Shanghai’s first private art museum focusing on contemporary art and design.

The museum has successfully held large-scale art exhibitions such as “Nostalgia -- East Asian Contemporary Art Exhibition”, “Life Exercise -- 2012 Architectural Space Art Exhibition” and “Dior Spirit Exhibition”. These exhibitions and exchanges have won support and preference of many young people.

Lotus Pond

Lotus Pond,Shanghai People's Park
Lotus Pond

Lotus Pond, located in the western center of the park, consists of two connected ponds of irregular shape. It has a total area of 3,300 square meters. The east pool is planted with lotus, west pool with goldfish. The plants are here and there, such as weeping willows.

There is a pavilion in the south of the Lotus Pond. There is a reinforced concrete structure platform in front of the pavilion, with water on three sides and a guardrail on the edge of the platform, covering an area of 28 square meters. There is a photography department inside the pavilion.

Marriage Market

The Matchmaking Corner,Shanghai People's Park
The Matchmaking Corner

The matchmaking corner in The People's Park was gradually established in the 21st century.

With the accelerated pace of life in Shanghai, more and more white-collar workers begin to reduce their time with people. So, they gradually become unmarried young people of older age.

Many parents of outstanding unmarried young people gradually begin to find suitable partners for their children. The elderly people who exercise in the People’s Park begin to communicate with each other and look for marriage partners for their children.

English Corner

English Corner,Shanghai people‘s Park
English Corner

Since many foreign tourists will visit the park, some college students and English learners often come to have conversations with foreign tourists to improve their oral English.

It gradually forms some activities of regular communication in the park every Sunday. The English corner of the People’s Park has always been going on. There are school-age children, primary and middle school students, college students, foreign tourists and a group of old friends, ranging from 6 years old to 80 years old. It has become a famous cultural scene in the park.

May Thirtieth Movement Monument

May Thirtieth Movement Monument,Shanghai People's Park
May Thirtieth Movement Monument

Located in the northeast of the park, the Monument was built to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the May 30th Movement. The foundation was laid on May 30, 1985, and the monument was inaugurated on May 30, 1990.

The monument, consisting of a stainless-steel body, a bronze statue and three granite blocks, covers an area of 4,000 square meters. The stainless-steel sculpture is 15.6 meters high, 21 meters wide and weighs 50 tons. It symbolizes the uplifting, soaring and upward spirit. It shows the revolutionary spirit of the Chinese working class which is fighting bravely and fighting one after another.


Transportation to Shanghai People’s Park

By Bus

Take bus 20, 37, 330, or 805, get off at the Nanjing Xilu Huanghelu Station, and get into the park through Gate 5.

Take bus 108, 167, 312, 318, 454, 537, 930, or 980, get off at the Renmin Square (Guangdong Road) Station, and get into the park through the south gate.

Take bus 18, 49, 167, 312, 318, 451, 537, or 930, get off at the Renmin Square (Fuzhou Road) Station, and get into the park through the south gate.


By Subway

Take metro line 1 or metro line 8, get off at People's Square Station, leave from Exit 16, and get into the park through Gate.

Take metro line 2, get off at People's Square Station, leave from Exit 12, and go to the park through Gate.

By Taxi

Chinese: 请带我去上海人民公园。English: Please take me to the Shanghai People’s Park.

If you go to Shanghai People’s Park from Shanghai South Train Station, it takes about 26 minutes(about 41 yuan).

If you go to Shanghai People’s Park from Shanghai Hongqiao Train Station, it takes about 45 minutes(about 67 yuan).  

If you go to Shanghai People’s Park from Shanghai Pudong International Airport, it takes about 54 minutes(about 142 yuan).

The Beautiful Scenery,Shanghai People's Park
The Beautiful Scenery

Question & Answer
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Asked by Teresa Los Angeles | 09/06/2021 16:55 Reply
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Is it free to visit the Shanghai Musuem?
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Answered by Gina Norway | 10/13/2021 17:17
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Yes, but you need to bring your passport.
Asked by Amy USA | 07/01/2021 16:46 Reply
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Any delicous authentic foods in the park or nearyby?
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Answered by Edolie USA | 09/06/2021 18:01
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Yes, there are restaurants nearby. When you are tired, you can choose one restauran to take some authentic meals.
Asked by Mike Turkey | 06/29/2021 18:39 Reply
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Can a foreigner go there to join the mach-making ?
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Answered by Mary Singapore | 08/16/2021 17:51
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I believe that anybody can participate.
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