From late Qing Dynasty to early Republic of China, underdeveloped economy and inadequate governmental financial fund resulted in financial difficulty for park construction and management. Take Ningbo parks in modern times as an example, the analysis and survey on relevant historical data reveal that local gentry, government, natives, and merchants were all involved in efforts to solve the financial problem for park construction and management. Among them merchants were most active. That formed the collecting approach of raising fund from various sources and laid the important foundation for park construction. This case study enlightens us that in the present urban construction we must develop social economy in an effective way, and we must emphasize the importance of inheriting historical and traditional culture, government ought to support it by offering special fund, and the effect of social organizations should be noticed.