Shanghai has 1 million registered pet dogs and 1.2 million pet cats. So where to walk your dogs in the city? Here are some of the parks that welcome pets.
Shanghai Four Seasons Pet Park
This pet park in Jinshan Langxia Countryside Park is a large-scale leisure park for pets that includes playgrounds, a pet hotel and even a pet school.
The park sits on nearly 30,000 square meters with large facilities such as six natural lawns for pets to play on, a pet swimming pool of nearly 1,000 square meters, a luxury pet hotel, an indoor lounge/pet goods department store (under construction), and even a cinema for pets.
Opening hours: 9am-6pm
Admission: 19.9 yuan
Address: 9133 Caolang Highway, Langxia Town, Jinshan District (300 meters from the entrance of Jinshan Langxia Country Park)
Pet park in Panlong Tiandi
The recently opened Panlong Tiandi in Qingpu District may well be a pet's heaven. You can bring your pet to the mall, and the general design includes several pet-friendly features, including free pet supplies.
The design incorporates Chinese architectural style blended with Jiangnan (areas south of the lower reaches of the Yangtze River) watertown elements. You can also go boating with pets and enjoy the dedicated pet campsites. Overall, it offers an all-around pet-friendly experience.
Opening hours: All day
Address: No. 8, 123Panding Road, Qingpu District
LxCamping Pet Campground
Also in the Langxia Country Park there is the LxCamping pet camping area.
LxCamping is Shanghai's first open pet park that combines camping, barbecue and animal farm. This is a pet's heaven, and owners are welcome to bring their pets to play. The camp opened at the end of 2021.
The ecological farm raises a variety of animals. There is also a heated swimming pool and dog childcare facility, making it a dream camp for pets.
Opening hours: 8:30am-5pm (no entry after 4:30pm)
Admission: 168 yuan for four people
Address: 9133 Caolang Highway, Langxia Town, Jinshan District
Located inside the Shanghai Expo Culture Park, the paid facility requires reservation, and the pet's information as well as the owner's identification information must be filled out and registered. Search "上海世博文化公园" in the WeChat mini-program and click "狗Go公园" to make a reservation.
After the reservation, the park will buy insurance to ensure the safety of both the animal and the owner. There's limit on the number of dogs in the park to prevent crowding. The park has different zones for large and small dogs, and the supporting facilities are complete.
The park overlooks the Huangpu River with no buildings in the way, and is ideal for taking photos.
Opening hours: 1:30-5pm, 5:30-9pm
Admission: 30 yuan for small and medium-sized dogs (shoulder height under 35cm); 40 yuan for large dogs (shoulder height above 35cm); one pet with up to five people
Address: 2200 Expo Ave, Pudong New Area
Shenya Pet Park
The park is surrounded by greenery. It is known for conducting a variety of activities, including frisbee competitions for pets. It boasts a 15,000-square-meter lawn, a 500sqm sandpit and a 200sqm outdoor pet swimming pool.
Aside from the recreational facilities, there are also designated barbecues and rest areas.
Opening hours: 10am-5pm
Ticket: 50 yuan
Address: 1103 Minxing Road, Fengxian District
The facility has a fully enclosed lawn and a dog swimming pool; between the two is a roller shutter.
Flotation devices are provided for free for dogs, as are waterproof suits for owners. The pool maintains a steady temperature throughout the year, and there is also air-conditioning inside.
The venue's supporting amenities are complete, and the rest area of the swimming pool provides complimentary refreshments. The pet restroom is likewise spacious and fully furnished.
Opening hours: Mondays-Fridays, 10am-6pm; Saturdays-Sundays, 10am-8pm
Admission: 110 yuan
Address: 1505 Shengang Road, Songjiang District