Seoul created “The Adventure Playground” at the entrance of Choansan Mountain in Chang-dong, Dobong-gu. Adventure playgrounds are known as Adventure Parks and Play Parks in Europe and Japan, which are nature-friendly playgrounds that have been widely spread abroad.
The adventure playground is a new concept playground as the original aspect and the direction it pursues is different from existing playgrounds. First of all, unlike regular playgrounds, adventure playground is constantly changing, which can help ‘stimulate children’s emotions and curiosity’ and improve ‘independence and creativity’. In addition, they can touch various natural objects, create playground equipment by themselves, and develop ’emotional stability, creativity and cooperation’ through the process of sweating and playing with their peers.
Chang-dong Adventure Playground is located on the high and low slopes of Choansan Mountain, which is well preserved with forests, and is composed of a Leader House, Adventure Space, Activity Space and Story Space. The Seoul Metropolitan Government minimized the facilities, made the best use of natural materials, and tried to improve creativity by applying games that stimulate children’s spirit of adventure.
The Adventure Playground was constructed as a part of the ‘Creative Children Playground Rebuilding Project’ that transforms old and unoriginal playgrounds into creative spaces. Above all, the residents’ council was formed at the beginning of the project, and the project was carried out in cooperation with the residents from the design stage to the completion.
Chang-dong Adventure Playground is scheduled to open in March 2017. The target groups are toddler, children and elementary school students. The operating hours are from 9 am to 6 pm, and the park is open 365 days a year, regardless of the season.
Inquiries: Dobong-gu Office Parks and Landscape Division (☎2091-3756)
Location: San 177-1 at Chang-dong, Dobong-gu, Seoul (10 minute walk from Exit 1 of Nokcheon Station on Subway Line 1)