Seoul has various

different types of parks. These include ecological parks designed with the preservation of certain rare types of flora and fauna in mind, and its small and medium-sized parks that provide an environmentally-friendly setting with diverse fun faclilities for the whole family.

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[Seodaemun historical prison site park] This Park, located at Dongnimmun Station, allows people to learn about history of the Samil Independence Memorial Statue, Independence Hall and more

Location: 251, Tongil-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, ☎ 02)364-4686 Area: 109.193.8㎡ (33,031pyeong) History

- November 15, 1987 Removed of Seoul Detention Center to Uiwang-si, Gyeonggi-do
- May 10, 1989 Decided Construction Notice Item No.232, City Plans (Park) decision
- May 24, 1989 Approved Park Application Plans Approval(Seoul city notice no.244)
- July 23, 1990 Decided Construction Notice Item No.436 Park Composition Plans decision
- August 15, 1992 Opened Ownership Classification

Independence

- State owned : 2,624.30㎡(2.4%)
- Public owned : 106,569,50㎡(97.6%)
- Private owned : 105,786.50㎡, Manager owned : 783.00㎡

Key Facilities
- Convenience facility : Parking lot(3,150㎡)for 107cars, toilet and stall(3), drinking fountain(6)
- Landscape facility : : Shade shelf(8) , public telephone(6), clock tower(1), 1 fountain 468㎡
- Recreation facility : Normal chair(179), rattan chair(103), flat bench(14), simple arbor(2)
- Cultural facility
· Patriotic Martyrs Monument : Area 1,200㎡, height 22.3m · Declaration of Independence Monument Area 324㎡, height 4.2m · Statue of Seo Jae-pil : Area 16㎡, height 6.3m · Dongnimmun(Independence Arch) : Area 162㎡, height 11.48m · Dongnimgwan(Independence Hall) : Above ground 1 Floor, underground 1 floor, total area 554.88㎡ · Maintenance Facility : Maintenance office 1,355.38㎡, substation 84㎡, guidance board 14, park and 151 heads - Historic sites : Maintained by Seodaemun-gu Office - Dongnimmun(Historical relic no.32) Yeongeunmoon-joocho(Historical relic no.33) Seodaemun Prison History Hall(Historical relic no.324) · 29,218㎡ has been passed to the Seodaemoon ward for maintenance since June 1, 1997. · 7 Jails, 1 execution ground,exhibition hall(Security Office building), 1 Hansen disease barrack, landscape facility

Plant Management
- Trees: Pine Trees, Zelkova Trees, Ginkgo Trees (66 species, 112,044 trees)
- Flowers: Lilies, Plantain lilies, Barwitch (17 species, 66,700 flowers)

Park Visitors
- Yearly : 1,870,000ppl (daily average 5,600ppl)
- Daily : Slack season 3,000ppl, high demand season 7,000ppl