Temporary closure of barbecue sites and campsites in country parks (Updated on 15 July)
The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) announced that, in light of the latest developments of COVID-19, there is a need to put in place measures to reduce social contact, the country park barbecue sites and campsites are temporarily closed starting from 15 July.
Barbecue sites and campsites are closed
There are currently 163 barbecue sites and 41 campsites under the management of the AFCD, and all of them are closed starting from 15 July. During the closure of the above facilities, no one should carry out barbecuing or camping activities in country parks. AFCD staff will step up patrols of the sites concerned.
Country Park Visitor / Education Centres are closed
The following AFCD public facilities are temporarily closed from July 15 and school and public programmes will also be cancelled until further notice:
1. Hong Kong Wetland Park;
2. Eight Country Park Visitor/Education Centres, namely Woodside Biodiversity Education Centre, Ngong Ping Nature Centre, Lions Nature Education Centre (LNEC) (except for the outdoor exhibition area), Shing Mun Country Park Visitor Centre, Aberdeen Tree Centre, Clear Water Bay Country Park Visitor Centre, Tai Mo Shan Country Park Visitor Centre and Sai Kung Country Park Visitor Centre (except for the reception counter for permit applications);
3. Seven Hong Kong Geopark Visitor Centres, namely Hong Kong Geopark Visitor Centre at LNEC, Sai Kung Volcano Discovery Centre, Lai Chi Wo Geoheritage Centre, Tai Po Geoheritage Centre, Ap Chau Story Room, Kau Sai Village Story Room and Kat O Story Room; and
4. Endangered Species Resource Centre at Cheung Sha Wan Government Offices.
The AFCD will continue to closely monitor the situation and review the above arrangement as appropriate. For the latest updates on the facilities in the country parks, members of the public can also visit the "Enjoy Hiking" website.
The AFCD would like to remind visitors to country parks to ensure personal and environmental hygiene and maintain social distancing. Visitors should properly handle used masks and waste and take their litter home.