Another day trip we took last summer was to the neighboring city center of Zhoucun (pronounced -- oh, never mind). Thanks to the complete flatness of the landscape, Ross and I can travel quite a distance on our old bikes. We went along the highway, past a number of factories and businesses (such as that one with the unexpected mansard roof on the lower right). Zhoucun was about 40 minutes' ride away. It is an older area of Zibo. Zibo is called a city but it's actually a collection of seven districts with seven different city centers. Like Greater Vancouver, each district has its own personality. Zhoucun is kind of the Burnaby or New Westminster of Zibo, if you know Greater Vancouver.
So we got to explore downtown Zhoucun a little bit and came across a nice park. Unlike some of the newer parks we've visited in Zibo, this one was full of people enjoying various pastimes -- roller skating, playing Chinese checkers or cards, and fishing.