|The area is nestled in between skyscrapers|
I had never actually been through the playground before, and saw many people sitting in the stands either watching the action on the playground -- people either kicking a ball around or playing basketball -- or reading the paper or chatting with friends.
So I decided to pass the time sitting on the benches there as well reading the paper. It made me realize what a great public space it was, because it also acted as a convenient thoroughfare for people to get from between Hennessy Road and Johnston Road.
People could freely use the space as they pleased for sports-related activities or set up market stalls during festivals.
The area is named after Sir Wilfrid Thomas Southorn who was Colonial Secretary, the second-highest position of the Hong Kong government who was in office from 1925-1936.
|A good public space for people to use all hours of the day|
It's a nice place to hang out and rest your feet for a while as you watch the world go by.