This announcement on a local website for ex-pats:
Two parks along Hunhe River in downtown Shenyang will open campingsites.
In the west of Shengli (shèng lì) Bridge, Changbaidao (cháng bái dǎo) Forest Park’s campingsite is located on the southern bank of the river with a total area of 50,000 sqm.
The other place you can pitch a tent is in Shenshuiwan (shěn shuǐ wān)Park.
But for safety, people can’t stay overnight or barbecue in the campgrounds.
So, the camping trip goes like this: we go to the park, pitch our tents, not light campfires, and when it gets dark, we pack up our tents, go home and sleep in our own beds.
I swear to God I am not making this up. Here’s the URL: