Shanghai Attractions: Fuxing Park (Fuxing Gongyuan)
Fuxing Park 复兴公园
Fuxing Park (pronounced "foo-shing") in the former French Concession area was a private garden purchased by the French in 1908 and redesigned with elements of a classic Parisian jardin.
Known as the "French Park" in the colonial period, Fuxing Park has cherry tree-lined promenades, covered pavilions, a fountain, a center lake and ornamental flower beds.
The park's other facilities include a rose garden, a children's playground, places to eat and drink, and a modernist statue of socialist heroes Marx and Engels.
The park was renamed Fuxing ("revival") in 1949 and now is a popular spot for tai chi enthusiasts, ballroom dancers, musicians and mahjong players.
Fuxing Park Access
The nearest subway station is Huangpi Nan Lu. The park is south of Central Huaihai Road and just west of Chongqing Road South. Sun Yat-sen's Former Residence (Tel 021 6437 2954) is just to the west of the park.