To that end, the park aims to revitalise the surrounding mountain, forest, and aquatic environment through natural processes in the traditional Chinese style of Shanshui - unifying the adjacent Shishan (Lion) Mountain and Shishan Lake.
Shishan Lake is planned to double in size and improve drastically in water quality as a result of a new sustainable watershed that harvests rainwater and naturally filters runoff from the development area. The lake will also be the new home of a thriving recreational boating program that creates a healthy and sociable replacement for the amusement park.
Lion Mountain Park is projected to become the featured amenity of the up-and-coming Suzhou High-Tech District. Developers hope the park's spotlight on flourishing nature and an ancient geological landmark will produce a high-value focal point in its urban environment. At 74 hectares, the park will be built on the grounds of a former amusement park and pond, and will house a public art program emphasising local cultural and artistic traditions.
Park construction is scheduled to begin in March 2017.