Gao Feng, 39, who has two children, likes to go camping with them on weekends.
The family recently visited Xishan Forest Park, where the children selected many different-colored leaves to use as bookmarks.
Gao said: "This short trip was educational. Ten years ago, I went to Australia many times for business, and the parks there always attracted me because of the signboards, artwork and even children's games that were used to educate visitors about the local plants, animals and the environment.
"I used to hope that we could have something similar in Beijing, and now that we have, it's even better."
During their trip, Gao's children were given a quick tour of the park to learn about local conditions. They were told about different types of tree bark and listened to stories about the forest.
"They even saw 'insect hotels' in the forest, which was interesting," Gao said. "I'm glad the city has realized that educating people about nature is necessary and important, and is now doing so in a smart and interesting way."